U.S. - Canadian Border Infrastructure

04/04/02
12:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Glenn Hansen, Senior Vice President of the Detroit Branch and District Cash Operations, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
12:00 AM
Keynote
Introduction
William Testa, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Keynote
Christopher Sands, Fellow and Director, Center for Strategic & International Studies
12:00 AM
Session 1: Impact of September 11 — The Border Becomes Visible
Moderator
, President, Detroit Regional Chamber
Panelist
Phil Ventura, Assistant Deputy Minister, Borders Task Force, Government of Canada Privy Council Office
Panelist
Kenneth Swab, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman John J. LaFalce
Panelist
James (Jim) Phillips, President and Chief Exceutive Officer, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance
12:00 AM
Session 2: Transportation of Goods — The Automotive Sector
Moderator
James M Rubenstein, Professor, Miami University
Speaker
  • Spatial Concentration of the Auto Industry
Thomas Klier, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Speaker
  • The Importance of the Border to the Automotive Industry
David Andrea, Director, Forecasting Group, Center for Automotive Research
Speaker
  • OEM Perspective
Kevin Smith, Director of Customs Administration, General Motors
Speaker
  • Academic Perspective
John Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Wayne State University
Speaker
Henry Caldwell, Chief, Intermodal Freight, Federal Highway Administration
04/05/02
12:00 AM
Keynote
Introduction
William (Curt) Hunter, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Speaker
Peter McPherson, President, Michigan State University
12:00 AM
Break
12:00 AM
Keynote
Introduction
Glenn Hansen, Senior Vice President of the Detroit Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Speaker
The Honorable John Engler, Governor of Michigan
12:00 AM
Lunch
12:00 AM
Session 3: Movement of People and Capital
Moderator
Demeotrios Papademetriou, Co-Director, Migration Policy Institute
Speaker
  • Quality of Life, Tourism, and Environment
Michael Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes Commission
Speaker
  • Investment, Business Travel, and Service Flows
Richard Egelton, Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist, Bank of Montreal
Speaker
Daniel Cherrin, Director of Public Policy, Detroit Regional Chamber

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June 2002


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Chicago Fed Letter
May 2000


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