Saturday, July 30, 2005
Dye Reviews Michigan at the Millennium: A Benchmark and Analysis of Its Fiscal and Economic Structure
Richard F. Dye (Lake Forest College, Department of Economics) has published Book Review: Michigan at the Millennium: A Benchmark and Analysis of Its Fiscal and Economic Structure, 58 National Tax Journal 327-30 (June 2005). Here is the abstract:
Michigan at the Millennium: A Benchmark and Analysis of Its Fiscal and Economic Structure. Edited by Charles L. Ballard, Paul N. Courant, Douglas C. Drake, Ronald C. Fisher, and Elisabeth R. Gerber. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2003, pp. 966. The editors and the chapter authors of Michigan at the Millennium have produced a volume that is authoritative, thoughtful, and useful. In doing so, they have meaningfully extended the legacy of Harvey Brazer. The volume covers a broad range of topics, has quality authors of the individual chapters, and the editors have given it a solid structure. If I were teaching public finance in Michigan, or if I were a policy analyst, advocate, or administrator in the state, I would want this volume on my shelf.