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Michigan at the Millennium
A Benchmark and Analysis of Its Fiscal and Economic Structure

Michigan at the Millennium provides objective background and analysis on a wide variety of key economic and fiscal issues. The chapters are written by economists and policy analysts at leading universities and other institutions in Michigan. Written in clear, non-technical language, the articles are aimed at an audience that includes members of the legislative and executive branches of state government, members of the judicial system, local government officials, policy analysts, and informed citizens.
     This volume follows in the tradition of the landmark 1982 study, Michigan’s Fiscal and Economic Structure, edited by Harvey E. Brazer. The first section of the volume focuses on broad aspects of the economy, people, and land of Michigan, including chapters on demographics, the labor force, land use, the manufacturing sector, high-technology industries, and health care. Section two focuses on public expenditures and public services, and includes chapters on economic-development efforts, K–12 education, the transportation system, the welfare system, policies for low-wage workers and displaced workers, and pensions. The third section is concerned with taxes and other government revenues. It includes chapters on the Headlee Amendment, income taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes, the Single Business Tax, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and other sources of revenue.

Publication Date: July 31st, 2003
710 pages| 8.5 in x 11 in
Charles L. Ballard is an award-winning Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. He is a widely-published author; a proud Princeton graduate; and has been a consultant to United States Department of Health and Human Services; Ministry of Business and Industry, Denmark; Finnish Forest Research Institute; Educational Testing Service; United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service; Helsinki School of Economics and Business; and the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis. Ballard is a member of the American Economic Association, the International Institute of Public Finance, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the National Tax Association.

Paul N. Courant is Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Interim Provost, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan.

Douglas C. Drake is Assosciate Director of the State Policy Center at Wayne State University.

Ronald C. Fisher is Professor of Economics and Accounting, and Director of the Honors College at Michigan State University.

Elisabeth R. Gerber is Professor of Public Policy, and Director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan.

$150.00 USD
ISBN: 9780870136689

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