Economist Discusses Michigan’s Economic Outlook
Economist Charles Ballard will discuss his research and Michigan’s
economic outlook during a public presentation at Alma College.
Ballard, director of the State of the State Survey (SOSS) and professor of economics at Michigan State University, will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Dow Science Center, Room L-1. Admission is free and open to the public.
His talk is sponsored by Alma’s Center for Responsible Leadership.
“Ballard is a distinguished economist, widely published and well-known for his ability to communicate the complexities of economics in everyday language,” says John Leipzig, director of the Center for the Responsible Leadership. “His research has focused on such topics as tax policy, healthcare financing and Michigan’s financial future.”
Ballard co-edited Michigan at the Millennium, a portrait of the state's fiscal and economic structure and is winner of the 2007 College of Social Science Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award.
His most recent book is Michigan's Economic Future: Challenges and Opportunities. He also is the author of Real Economics for Real People and A General Equilibrium Model for Tax Policy Evaluation.
He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Posted: Wed, January 23rd, 2008 at 12:47AM