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Tim Bartik and Michelle Miller-Adams discuss how communities can foster economic growth

April 1, 2019
Institute staff members Tim Bartik and Michelle Miller-Adams discuss the findings of a new Upjohn Institute report on WMUK's SouthSouthwest program.

Domenico Giannone presents the next WMU Sichel Series lecture on April 3

April 1, 2019
On April 3, Domenico Giannone, assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, presents the next lecture in Western Michigan University's Sichel Lecture Series. Giannone's talk is titled "Nowcasting and Forecasting with Big Data."

WMU Sichel Lecture Series resumes on March 27 with a presentation by Chiara Scotti

March 25, 2019
Western Michigan University's Sichel Lecture Series resumes on Wednesday, March 27 with a presentation by Chiara Scotti, assistant director in the Division of Financial Stability, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Scotti's talk is titled “Real Time Measurement of Business Conditions, Surprises and Uncertainty.”

Nate Baum-Snow, University of Toronto, Visits The Institute to Present a Seminar on Thursday, February 28

February 27, 2019
Nate Baum-Snow presents a seminar at the Institute on Thursday, February 28.

Tim Bartik comments in NYT article on Foxconn's new plans for its Wisconsin facility

February 1, 2019
Bartik explains how the State of Wisconsin may still be on the hook for part of the incentives offered to Foxconn, even though the electronics giant may not be creating as many jobs as initially promised. Bartik concludes the article by saying "[It could mean that] this project will end up mostly being a R&D operation in Madison, with a much smaller factory in southeast Wisconsin."

Tim Bartik appears in CNBC piece on tax incentives offered to lure Amazon's HQ2

October 25, 2018
Piece titled "Cities are clamoring to offer Amazon tax incentives for HQ2 — that may be a bad idea" by reporter Karin Shedd.