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.

Executive Speaker Series

October 11, 2018

"What Really Drives the Economy? The Effects of Government on the Market."

Through boom and bust, the U.S. Governments attempt to affect our economy through fiscal and monetary policy. While monetary policy uses money supply and interest rates to encourage business to spend more, the policy can also create bubbles in the economy that will burst. Fiscal policy focuses on taxes and spending, that can direct business spending into or away from certain activities. However, government fiscal policy picks winners and losers, taking away from a free market.

The purpose of this event is to discuss the role of government in the economy. What can government, at all levels, do to improve their economies, creating opportunity for businesses and the workforce they employ? What types of economic policy works, and what government intervention should be avoided? What are the positive and negative effects of government economic tools?  What are the global benefits and risks of the current U.S. tax and economic policies? Finally, during economic downturns, what can state and local governments do to influence and insulate their regions from the rest of the economy?




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

Dr. Brian Patrick Green, Czarnecki Collegiate 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950

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