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Election '08: U-M Experts Will Discuss Policy Issues

10/8/2008 --

Panel discussion sponsored by the Office of Tax Policy Research will address taxes, trade, healthcare, and the housing/financial crisis.

Live webstream (click at the start of the panel)

DATE: 4:15-6 p.m. Oct. 14

EVENT: In the midst of one of America's worst financial disasters and the contentious 2008 presidential election season, four University of Michigan economists will offer their views and critique the candidates' proposals on taxes, trade, healthcare, and the housing/financial crisis. Faculty members featured include:

---Thomas Buchmueller, the Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and professor of business economics and public policy at the Ross School of Business

---James Levinsohn, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics and public policy

---Joel Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business, professor of economics, and director of the U-M Office of Tax Policy Research

---Robert Van Order, adjunct professor of finance at the Ross School of Business and former chief international economist for Freddie Mac

PLACE: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes South Central Room, 4th Floor (located at 100 Washtenaw Avenue next to the Power Center)

SPONSOR: Office of Tax Policy Research at the Ross School of Business

INFORMATION: Mary Ceccanese, (734) 763-3068, otpr@umich.edu

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu