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Charles Ballard

Charles Ballard
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Economy and politics, income inequality, tax and expenditure policy and state and local public finance

Professor of economics; director of State of the State Survey

Expertise:

An expert in all areas of economics including microeconomics; tax and expenditure policy; state and local public finance; taxation; and poverty and income distribution. He has extensive experience talking with the media about the Michigan economy. Ballard also directs MSU's quarterly State of the State Survey, which measures Michigan's consumer confidence and approval ratings of political leaders.

Additional information:

Author: Michiganís Economic Future: A New Look (2010)