Wayne State University experts available to comment on the ‘fiscal cliff’December 5, 2012
As the United States enters the new year, talk of the looming “fiscal cliff” continues to grow, and Wayne State University offers experts to add crucial commentary to stories surrounding this impending economic crisis.
The term fiscal cliff refers to the collective effect of numerous laws that, if left unchanged, could result in widespread spending cuts, tax increases and a dramatic reduction in the budget deficit at the beginning of 2013. This sudden deficit reduction could cut the gross domestic product, raise unemployment rates and push the country back into another recession.
Effects of the fiscal cliff also will be felt at the state and local levels, curtailing tax revenues and causing households and businesses to alter their spending patterns.
Please contact Wayne State Public Relations at 313-577-8093 to arrange an interview.
Sudip Datta, professor of finance and interim chair of the Department of Finance
Datta can discuss corporate and international finance, executive compensation, corporate bankruptcy, internal corporate restructuring and downsizing as well as investments and issues related to the stock and bond market.
Marick Masters, professor of business and political science
Masters can discuss issues related to labor relations, management and negotiations, union political activity, business political activity and conflict management.
John Mogk, professor of law
Mogk can speak on issues related to urban development, urban planning, property law and international trade.
Randolph Paschke, Department of Accounting chair
Paschke can discuss accounting and tax.
Lyke Thompson, professor of political science and director of the Center for Urban Studies
Thompson can discuss program evaluation, policy analysis, Detroit politics and welfare legislation.
William Volz, professor of accounting
Volz can discuss issues related to commercial law and regulation, business ethics, constitutional law and taxation policy.
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