The Role of Local Control in Public Policy
December 8, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU
During this seminar the Fellows will have an opportunity to examine the historical roots of the home rule and local control policies that continue to exercise such a force in our state.
Work Group Leader and Faculty Member
Public Policy and Land Use Work Group
Michigan State University
Our policy expert for this discussion is Dr. Eric Scorsone, a faculty member in MSU's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Previously Eric served as Senior Economist for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency. His academic experience includes development of award winning extension programs as an Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky in the areas of rural health economics and economic development. He also served as an Economist for the Colorado Governor's Office of State Planning and Budget and as a Senior Economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in State and Local Public Finance from Colorado State University. He received his Master's degree from Michigan State University and a B.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago. He has also worked on international development projects in Thailand, Macedonia and Indonesia and has taught at the University of Bologna, Italy and University of Valencia, Spain in public performance management. He has published in State and Local Government Review, Growth and Change, Journal of Appalachian Studies, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Federal Studies, Public Money and Management and International Review of Administrative Sciences. Dr. Scorsone is from Saginaw, MI and currently resides in DeWitt, MI.