University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Michigan at the Millennium

Trends and Prospects in the Michigan Economy
Session Two: Tax Policy Issues

Lansing, May 12, 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


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. Scheduled to begin in March, the series will host experts from at least four in-state universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Eastern Michigan University. Each session will feature 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.

Session Two: Tax Policy Issues

May 12, 2004
Location: Farnum Building 125 W. Allegan, Lansing, MI
Time Description
1:30-3:30 Panelist Presentations

State Revenue System
Charles Ballard, Michigan State University

Fiscal Relations among Federal, State, and Local Governments
Ronald Fisher, Michigan State University

Miscellaneous Taxes (Sin, Death, and Recreation)
Lawrence W. Martin, Michigan State University

Personal Income Tax
Paul L. Menchik, Michigan State University

Single Business Tax, and Sales and Use Taxes
Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan

Property Tax
Doug Drake, Wayne State University
3:30-4:30 Question and Answer Discussion
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