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Dec. 12, 2008
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
ward.mullens@emich.edu 734.487.4400

EMU economic experts available to offer insights on economy

YPSILANTI — Recession. Bailouts. State budget cuts. It’s all about the economy, and more importantly, how the state of the economy affects every facet of society. From making cost effective choices about personal health care options to understanding why unions must adapt to survive, Eastern Michigan University has experts that can take complicated economic issues and help audiences understand their impact on everyday life.

EMU can help your media organization by providing a knowledgeable voice about what is happening, why it is happening, and the impact at the street level. If there are other areas of interest not listed, please contact Pam Young or Ward Mullens at University Communications.

To help media outlets, here are several faculty experts:

Health Care

James Thornton (734.487.0080)

and Jennifer Rice (734.487.2209)

Labor, Contracts, Arbitration

Don Pearson (734.487.0008)

Environmental Resources

John Edger (734.487.3068)

Taxes, Cost Benefits

Kemper Moreland (734.487.0002)

Betting, Casinos, Gambling

Bill Woodland (734.487.0269)

Local, Regional Forecasts,

Plant Closings

David Crary (734.487.0001)

Finance, Macroeconomics

Sharon Erenburg (734.487.0072)

NAFTA, International Trade

Mike Vogt  (734.487.0006) 

and Jennifer Rice  (734.487.2209)

General Development

Steve Hayworth  (734.487.0009)


Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

Editor's Note: Looking for an expert source for a story? Check out EMU's Eastern Experts online at www.emich.edu/univcomm/easternexperts.

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