University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Schedule

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Location: The Michigan League, University of Michigan Campus, Ann Arbor
Time Description
8:00am Registration and continental breakfast, Michigan League Ballroom
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and presentation of agenda for the day
  • Rebecca Blank, Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
  • Elisabeth Gerber, Director, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
  • Phil Power, Chairman, The Center for Michigan
9:00 - 9:45 Plenary session: Michigan's tax structure

Paper presentation:
  • Joel Slemrod, Professor, Department of Economics and Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Commentary:
  • Charles Ballard, Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University
Comments and questions from the floor
9:45 - 10:30 Plenary session: Michigan's budget and structural deficit

Paper presentation:
  • Tom Clay, Director of State Affairs, Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Commentary:
  • Douglas Roberts, Director, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University
Comments and questions from the floor
10:45 - 12:00 Breakout sessions: Michigan's tax structure

Breakout sessions: Michigan's budget and structural deficit
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch: Recorded greeting from former Gov. William G. Milliken

Keynote Speaker Hon. John H. (Joe) Schwarz, M.C.
1:00 - 1:45 Plenary session: Michigan's industrial structure and competitive advantage

Paper presentation:
  • George Fulton, Research Professor, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan
Commentary:
  • Lou Glazer, President, Michigan Future, Inc.
  • Doug Rothwell, President, Detroit Renaissance
Comments and questions from the floor

1:45 - 2:30 Plenary session: Michigan's labor market and human capital investment strategy

Paper presentation:
  • Rebecca Blank, Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, and James Sallee, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, University of Michigan
Commentary:
  • Paul Dimond, Senior Counsel, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
  • James Duderstadt, President Emeritus, University of Michigan
Comments and questions from the floor
2:45 - 4:00 Breakout sessions: Michigan's industrial structure and comparative advantage

Breakout sessions: Michigan's labor market and human capital investment strategy
4:15 - 5:00 Final plenary session: Where Do We Go From Here?

Phil Power presents combined results of the breakout sessions and proposes conference conclusions. Participants discuss conclusions and consider next steps. Conference organizers offer final comments.
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