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Biographical Profile - Charles Ballard

Charles L. Ballard is a Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. He has been on the faculty at MSU since 1983, when he received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Much of his research involves analysis of public policies, such as income and consumption taxes, tariffs, wage subsidies, credits for health insurance, environmentally motivated taxes, and the Michigan tax system. He has also written on economic education. He has served as a consultant with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health & Human Services, and Treasury, and with research institutes in Australia, Denmark, and Finland. His books include Michigan at the Millennium (co-edited with Paul Courant, Douglas Drake, Ronald Fisher, and Elisabeth Gerber, 2003), and Real Economics for Real People (3rd edition, 2003).

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