Laura J. Davis is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and a graduate of the University of Michigan law school. Davis was a summer 2004 research assistant.

By Laura J. Davis

Change Coming to Michigan Highways: Public-Private Partnerships

Universities Would Benefit from Private Sector’s Expertise

Put Cap on State Dental Programs

Booking Privatization: Why Not Privatize Government Libraries?

Bringing the Market to the Ivory Tower

Privatization Survey Shows Outsourcing is a Popular Management Tool

Capitalizing Trouble

Contractor Profile: Emerald Food Services

Emerald Food Services has been serving Oakland County seniors and students since 1988. Based in Berkley, with commercial kitchens throughout Detroit's northern suburbs, Emerald serves and distributes thousands of meals a day. … more

Economies of School: Privatization and Small Districts

Many small school districts believe privatization of food, transportation, janitorial, and other services is for larger school districts that can offer enough business to attract contractors. However, there are many ways smaller districts can privatize. … more