University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Michigan at the Millennium

Trends and Prospects in the Michigan Economy
Session One: Economic Policy

Lansing, March 17, 2004

A Colloquium Series Sponsored by:


Michigan State University's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Wayne State University's State Policy Center, and University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

Overview

Michigan’s economy and the effects of its current tax structure and social policy are the focus of a 2004 Colloquium Series entitled Trends and Prospects in the Michigan Economy. Beginning in March, the series hosts experts from at least four in-state universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Eastern Michigan University. Each session features authors who have contributed to the book on state economics, Michigan at the Millennium. Chapter authors of the book are university faculty along with other experts drawn from government, educational and research organizations who were asked to write in their professional area of interest. Authors were asked to present policy relevant information for today's policymakers and community decision makers.

The 2004 Colloquium Series provides an opportunity for broad interaction and an exchange of perspectives and outlooks on the Michigan economy.

Schedule
Session One: Economic Policy

March 17, 2004
Location: Boji Tower 124 W. Allegan, Lansing, MI
Time Description
1:30-3:30 Panelist Presentations

Overview
Joan Crary and George Fulton, University of Michigan

Manufacturing and Automotive
Richard Block and Dale Belman, Michigan State University

High Technology
George Fulton, University of Michigan

International Trade
Alan Deardorff, University of Michigan

Labor Force
Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan
3:30-4:30 Question and Answer Discussion
4:30-5:30 Hors d'oeuvre Reception
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