Pandemic Policies and the Michigan Economy: Scholarly Research and Writing
Mackinac Center Policy Forum – Virtual Event
The state mandates put in place to temporarily limit the spread of COVID-19 created widespread ramifications that are ongoing. Economists and others are working to estimate the full costs of these actions. It is a difficult task considering how unprecedented and broad these actions were, impacting nearly every person in Michigan.
Exploring new topics of research is often a fulfilling one for students and established scholars alike. Join us as our guests discuss approaches to the art and science of producing good, original scholarship. This will include a discussion of sound economic theory as well as practical suggestions for initiating research, locating data and other source material and pitfalls to avoid.
This event is sponsored by the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation and done in partnership with Northwood University. Join us on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Northwood University and High School Students ONLY:
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for the 2020-21 Bauervic Essay Competition.
Michael LaFaive is senior director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy where he has worked for the past 25 years. He is the author or co-author of 23 studies on subjects as varied as cigarette smuggling, the state budget, school finance and state economic development programs. His most recent study, “Economic Development? State Handouts and Jobs: A New Look at the Evidence,” analyzed the impact of government subsidies on roughly 2,000 state incentive deals going back to 1982. In addition to his work at the Mackinac Center, LaFaive taught economic history and the economics of public policy at Northwood University in 2001 and 2002, respectively. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from Central Michigan University.
Dale Matcheck is professor and chair of the Economics Department at Northwood University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction in 1984, and his PhD. in Economics from Cornell University where he was a Herbert H. Lehman Fellow in 1993. He is the academic director of Northwood University’s Freedom Seminar, a annual symposium that brings experts together to examine the ethical, economic and public policy aspects the free enterprise system. He is co-author and editor of When We Are Free, an anthology of essays describing the values and functioning of a free enterprise system. He is a member of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy Studies Board of Scholars, and regular participant in educational seminars for the Institute of Humane Studies and the Foundation of Economic Education.