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Baker Institute Student Forum -- Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?

Gary Wolfram, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon Professor in Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale College and president of Hillsdale Policy Group, a consulting firm specializing in taxation and policy analysis. Wolfram is also a senior policy analyst with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is a current member and past chairman of the board of trustees of Lake Superior State University and has served as a member of Michigan"s State Board of Education. Wolfram"s public policy experience includes serving as chief of staff for Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich.; as Michigan"s deputy state treasurer for taxation and economic policy under Gov. John Engler; and as senior economist to the Republican Senate in Michigan. He has taught at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Michigan and Washington State University. His publications include "Towards a Free Society: An Introduction to Markets and the Political System" and several works on Michigan"s tax structure and other public policy issues. Wolfram received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Student Forum and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

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Thu, April 14, 2011
noon - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago