Charles Ballard

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

Professor of economics; director of State of the State Survey


An expert in all areas of economics including the Michigan and national economies; trade reform; 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 and politics. Ballard also directs MSU's quarterly State of the State Survey, which measures Michigan's consumer confidence and approval ratings of political leaders.

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Author: Michigan’s Economic Future: A New Look (2010)