The Executive Speaker Series invites national and international business leaders to discuss critical business and economic issues before an audience of students, faculty and community members.

The series focuses on diverse business topics that include changes in the business climate, future trends, and specific issues relevant to Michigan based businesses.

October 5, 2017

The College of Business, with support from DFCU Financial, presents "The Effects of Changing Regulation on Business Competitiveness: What Will Make America Great Again?"

The benefit of government regulation is to provide protection to individuals, the environment, and organizations. However, in 2016 the estimated cost of government regulation reached $2 trillion per year, approximately $20,000 per American worker. At its peak in 2015, the federal government issued over 80,000 pages for nearly 3,500 new regulations, and for many businesses the cost of compliance exceeds their annual federal tax liability.

The current administration is now pushing for deregulation, tax reform, income repatriation, and changes to specific regulations, such as Dodd Frank. Stepping back from the political rhetoric, how can we balance the cost of regulation with its benefits? What regulations can be simplified or eliminated? And how can we use this process to improve the business environment in the U.S.?

Diane Dossin, Chief Tax Officer, Ford Motor Company
Jeff Jewell, Vice President and Controller, DTE Energy
Teri Takai, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government
Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Murray Feldman, host of the Feldman Report on WWJ Newsradio 950

Dr. Brian Patrick Green, Czarnecki Chaired Professor, UM-Dearborn College of Business

7:30 am - Registration and networking breakfast
8:10 am - Welcome and panel discussion
9:30 am - Conclusion

Michigan Room, Fairlane Center South
University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business
19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126

Free registration. Breakfast is included.

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