Harold Hotelling (1945 – 2009) joined Lawrence Tech as an associate professor of economics in 1989 and taught courses in business law, business ethics, constitutional law, urban social issues, and law and economics. His life was marked by an unwavering dedication to his family, his church, his students, and his profession. Everyone who knew him benefited from his keen intellect, tireless devotion, quick wit, and wonderful sense of humor. Hotelling’s contributions to Lawrence Tech will always be remembered, but more importantly, he will be remembered as a great person and a dear friend.
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Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture
Dr. Stephen Josiah Spurr, Professor
Labor Economics/Economic Analysis of Law
Wayne State University
Thursday, November 7 - 7:30pm
Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering
Auditorium (S100), Science Building
21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI
LTU's College of Arts and sciences is excited to welcome Dr. Spurr as the 2013 speaker as part of this series. Please stay tuned to this site for more information on this event as it becomes available. In the meantime, mark your calendars!
The Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture Series was founded to honor an esteemed scholar and colleague. Harold Hotelling (1945 - 2009) joined Lawrence Tech as an associate professor of economics in 1989 and taught courses in business law, business ethics, constitutional law, urban social issues, and law and economics. His life was marked by an unwavering dedication to his family, his church, his students, and his profession. Everyone who knew him benefited from his keen intellect, tireless devotion, quick wit, and wonderful sense of humor. Hotelling's contributions to Lawrence Tech will always be remembered, but more importantly, he will be remembered as a great person and a dear friend.
Dr. Michael Belzer, Associate Professor of Economics
Transforming the Detroit Region into a Transportation Hub
While the value proposition for business is great, Belzer estimates it's even greater for the region: $11 billion annually in new economic activity, 150,000 new jobs, and more than $1.3 billion in taxes to reenergize state and manicipal governments.
Michael H. Belzer is associate professor in the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, at Wayne State University. he also is associate director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Trucking Industry Program, which focuses on trucking industry operations, regulation, industrial organization, and industrial relations, and directs its Trucking Industry Benchmarking Program. Belzer chairs the Transportation Research Board Committee on Trucking Industry Research and is a member of the Freight Systems Executive Board, the Committee of Freight Economics and Regulation, and the Bus Safety Committtee. He holds the PhD from Cornell University and is the author of Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation.
2011- Dr. Charles Ballard
Michigan’s manufacturing-based economy was a powerhouse in the middle of the 20th century. But manufacturing has accounted for a shrinking portion of the economy for half a century. As a result, while incomes in Michigan were above the national average throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, they have fallen below the national average in most years since then. This is partly because Michigan lags behind the national average in many aspects of educational attainment. If Michigan is to realize its potential for a brighter economic future, it will need to increase the skills of its workforce. Professor Ballard discussed the policies that will help to achieve that brighter future.
2010 - Dr. Miron Stano
After describing trends in U.S. health care spending and health outcomes, Miron Stano provides an overview of cost-utility analysis. To many health care analysts, cost-utility analysis provides the conceptual framework for allocating dollars to alternative treatments including preventive measures. Although our current health care delivery system contains significant barriers to increased acceptance and adoption of preventive care, some preventive measures are not cost-effective. This presentation will focused on the various issues that relate to these barriers, the role of cost-utility analysis in preventive care, and recommendations for improving the efficiency of our health care system. ...more