Forum To Sort Out Economic Issues at Stake in 2016 Election

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Economic issues loom large in the 2016 presidential election, but with a partisan rancor that can make it difficult to sort through all the claims.

Michigan Ross and the Office of Tax Policy Research will host a forum and panel discussion at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 to sort through the candidates’ proposals on trade, taxation, healthcare, environmental regulation, and immigration. Ross and U-M professors will offer their views on the issues and the consequences of each candidate’s proposals.

The event will be held in Room B1580 in Blau Hall.

Professor Joel Slemrod — Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Ross, Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research, and Professor of Economics — will moderate the forum, which includes:

Thomas Buchmueller, Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at Ross; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Chair, Business Economics and Public Policy

Alan Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics

James R. Hines Jr., L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law; Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics; Research Director, Office of Tax Policy Research

Dean Yang, Professor, Department of Economics; Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Research Professor, Population Studies Center

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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