MICHAEL LAFAIVE, SENIOR FELLOW FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Michael LaFaive is director of fiscal policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research institute based in Midland, Michigan. During his nearly 25-year association with the Mackinac Center he has authored hundreds of op-eds, blogs, books and studies, many of them on matters of state and local economic development incentives. He has authored or co-authored scholarly studies on the Michigan Economic Growth Authority, the state’s tourism promotion effort, known as “Pure Michigan” and the economic growth aspects of right-to-work laws. He has been published in academic journals such Economic Development Quarterly and the Cato Journal as well as news dailies, from The Detroit News to the Detroit Free Press and the Wall Street Journal.
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