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Poverty: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
Poverty: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
Professor Charles L. Ballard
Charles Ballard has been on the Economics faculty at Michigan State University since 1983, when he received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.  In 2007, he was selected as the Outstanding Teacher in MSU’s College of Social Science.  He has consulted with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and with research institutes in Australia, Denmark, and Finland.  His books include Michigan at the Millennium and Michigan’s Economic Future.

Speaker’s Synopsis: Professor Ballard will discuss poverty, with special emphasis on poverty in the United States.  He will discuss problems in the measurement of poverty, and lay out the facts of poverty in America in recent decades.  He will describe past political decisions that exacerbated US poverty.   Finally, he will outline political and economic policies that could help eliminate poverty, and the political changes necessary for those policies to be enacted.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 09/10/2020      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00