Is Midwest Manufacturing at a Crossroads?

The Midwest Manufacturing Project examined the region's manufacturing activity through a series of studies and conferences bringing together world class researchers, policymakers and manufacturing practioners. This was the first conference in the series.


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09/30/03
7:45 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM
Welcome
Michael H Moskow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:15 AM
Project Overview
William Testa, Vice President and Director of Regional Programs, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:30 AM
How Much Will U.S. Manufacturing Bounce?
William Strauss, Senior Business Economist and Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Spencer Krane, Vice President and Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Donald Nichols, Director of the La Follette School and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin
Andrew B Bernard, Tuck School of Business, Darthmouth University and National Bureau of Economic Research
J Bradford Jensen, Deputy Director, Institute for International Economics
Peter K Scott, Yale School of Management adn National Bureau of Economic Research
8:30 AM
Workshop Group Discussion
10:30 AM
Is Midwest Manufacturing Different?
Geoffrey Hewings, Professor of Geography and Director, Regional Economics Applications Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thomas Klier, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
10:30 AM
Technology Issues and Challenges
Graham Toft, Senior Fellow, Center for Competitiveness, Hudson Institute
10:30 AM
Workshop Group Discussion
12:00 PM
Lunch and Extended Discussion
Thomas J Duesterberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturers Alliance
1:30 PM
Adjourn

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Is Midwest Manufacturing at a Crossroads?

by William A. Testa and Thomas Klier

Chicago Fed Letter (Special Edition)

December 2003


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