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There aren’t many policies that get near unanimous support from economists, but free trade is one of them. Despite this, a central theme of the 2016 presidential campaign, heard from both political parties, was that free trade was somehow harmful to the United States and corrective action was needed. Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint and scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, will make the case for why President Trump’s assessment of free trade is misguided.


Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and finance since 1996.  Starting in the fall of 2009, Perry has also held a joint appointment as a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics from George Mason University and an MBA degree in finance from the University of Minnesota. He serves on the Mackinac Center’s Board of Scholars and operates a popular economics blog, Carpe Diem.


Lunch is free and is included with reservations. Please register online here

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017
  11:30 a.m. - Check-in and lunch available
  Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Program with Q&A
WHERE: Troppo
  The Governors' Rooms
  111 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
  Lansing, MI 48933

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 989-698-1905 or events@mackinac.org.

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