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Dr. Martin Wing

The late Dr. Martin Wing was an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for many years until his death on May 18, 2008. Dr. Wing taught economics at Kettering University and was an economist with Thomson Econometrics & Employment Research.

Martin “Marty” Wing: Rest in Peace


"Business Education in East Europe and the Russian Federation", Proceedings of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, 1994.
"Defense Spending and Employment in Indonesia", Defense Economics 3: 83-92, 1991.
"Would You Like to Process Goose Liver in Oroszhaza?", Passport, September 1991.

From Dr. Martin Wing

Make Michigan One Big Renaissance Zone

For two decades, governments around the country have been experimenting with so-called "enterprise zones," government-selected areas or projects that are singled out for special tax breaks and reductions. Michigan state government has selected 24 such areas, known as "renaissance zones." But if tax relief can boost economic development for a targeted area, why not lower taxes across the board for all areas of the state? … more

MEGA Industrial Policy: An Analysis of the Proposed Michigan Economic Growth Authority

Michigan has seen stellar economic progress due to Governor Engler's free-market reforms. Is MEGA a reversal of the trend? Should government pick the winners and the losers? This report analyzes proposed MEGA legislation. 16 pages. … more