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State inflation relief checks are not a stimulus, says Hausman

Jul 6, 2022 NPR Marketplace
A dozen states are providing tax rebates to residents who qualify. Professor Joshua Hausman told NPR Marketplace they are designed to help people deal with rising prices, not stimulate the economy. “This is not a good idea if you care about...
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MPP student receives 2021-22 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarship

Dec 8, 2021
Three full-time MBA students from the Ross School of Business were recently announced as the recipients of the 2021-22 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarships. Those Michigan Ross students, including one dual MBA/MPP student — Nathan Alston (MBA...
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

High tax heresy

Nov 4, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Professor James R. Hines Jr. will discuss the most sensible way to pay for the federal government, noting that the answer lies largely in higher tax rates, not in the many popularly-discussed alternatives.
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

Private financing of public infrastructure: Will digital finance open the floodgates?

Oct 4, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
South Hall Room 0220
Historically, public infrastructure systems such as roads, water utilities, and schools are financed using a combination of tax revenue, government and revenue-backed bonds. This system has repeatedly fallen short due to insufficient tax revenue and political aversion towards funding “social infrastructure”. Especially for schools, the access to quality infrastructure is highly correlated (in the US) to poverty, stemming from property values, credit worthiness and other factors. A recent bill (not passed) required a 1:6 leverage of federal with state and private finance, compared to 1:12 in Europe and 1:30 proposed under the Climate accords. Either infrastructure has not been built or upgraded, or private capital has stepped in the breach. At the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance, we're asking whether data-driven models can close the gap by taking advantage of the internet of things (IoT): smart sensors that deliver information which can be monetized. This seminar will explore how private financing models that leverage digital data supply chains to attract 'efficient capital' (e.g. insurance, options trades, debt securities, variable interest rate bonds) can be adapted to financing public infrastructure while limiting recourse to the citizens that use it, and leveling the economic disparities of access.
PUBPOL 575 / BE 570

PUBPOL 575 / BE 570: Tax Policy & Business

An analysis, from the business and government policy perspectives, of some of the largest government programs that shape the economic environment.  The course begins with a theoretical treatment of the principles that should infuse an appropr