2007 Capital Campus California Fall Retreat

Sep 28, 2007Sep 30, 2007
8:30am1:00pm
<a href="http://www.squawcreek.com/">The Resort at Squaw Creek</a> <br /> 400 Squaw Creek Road<br /> Olympic Valley, California <table> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University will co-host a weekend event that will provide policy makers with an academic perspective on today's pressing policy issues.

For the past year, Capital Campus California has provided a forum for Sacramento’s diverse policy making staff to openly discuss issues affecting the state with experienced scholars and each other. Our fall retreat is an extension of this model, available only to legislative and executive staff in California.

The retreat is designed to bridge the gap between academic theory and practice: participants will receive an in-depth understanding of the interaction of law, economics, and public policy and then reflect on how these lessons could better inform their daily work.

Participants can expect:

  • Opportunities to meet and discuss ideas with prominent scholars and new colleagues from all areas of state government and from both sides of the aisle;
  • Scholar-led conversations and interactive sessions with fellow colleagues;
  • Specific discussions on the role economics and law play in environmental legislation & corporate finance, water policy in California, and the future of health care;
  • The chance to acquire innovative tools that will help decision makers better analyze public policy.

Featuring

Dr. Antony Davies
Associate Professor of Economics
Duquesne University

Dr. William Dow
Associate Professor of Health Economics
University of California, Berkeley
   
Dr. Jerry Ellig
Senior Research Fellow
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Dr. William Leach
Research Director, Center for Collaborative Policy
California State University, Sacramento
   
Antonio Rossmann
California Center for Environmental Law & Policy,
University of California, Berkeley 
" href="http://www.law.berkeley.edu/faculty/profiles/facultyProfile.php?facID=5741">Dr. Eric Talley
Professor of Law
Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the agenda? 
Registrants will travel to the Resort at Squaw Creek on the morning of Friday, September 28, arriving for lunch and the beginning of the program. Participants can expect a number of interactive sessions over the course of the program, in addition to meals and receptions held throughout the weekend. On Sunday, September 30, participants will return to Sacramento. Click the link below to see a detailed agenda.

 2007 Capital Campus California Fall Retreat Agenda

Is transportation provided to Olympic Valley? 
Yes, roundtrip bus transportation from Sacramento to the Resort at Squaw Creek will be provided. Participants are also welcome to manage their own transportation, at their own expense. The bus will be located at 15th & N near the Capitol grounds and depart to Olympic Valley at 8:30 am. 

How much does it cost? 
Capital Campus California will provide transportation, meals, lodging, and materials for all retreat participants.

Can participants receive Continuing Education Credit for this event? 
Yes, participants will be awarded Continuing Education Credit for this event upon request.

Does the 2007 Capital Campus California Fall Retreat comply with ethics rules? 
Pursuant to Government Code 89506 (a)(2), the retreat is a Form 700 reportable event, but not subject to the annual gift limit. The 2007 Capital Campus California Fall Retreat is a non-profit, educational function.

What is the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy? 
Boalt Hall's Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy is the focal point for teaching and research at UC Berkeley on the impact of law on business and the U.S. and global economies. BCLBE pools the deep academic strengths of Boalt Hall's faculty with the intellectual strength of the Berkeley campus to tackle the thorniest challenges at the intersection of law and business. Find out more about BCLBE here.

What is the Mercatus Center at George Mason University?
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is a research, education, and outreach organization that works with scholars, policy experts, and government officials to connect academic learning and real world practice. The mission of Mercatus is to promote sound interdisciplinary research and application in the humane sciences that integrates theory and practice to produce solutions that sustainably advance a free, prosperous, and civil society.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University’s Capital Campus aims to bridge the gap between academia and policy by making academic research and methods available to policy makers and academics aware of policy makers’ need for relevant analysis of public policy issues. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is a 501 (c)(3).

Related Materials 

Capital Campus California 2007 Fall Retreat Logistics
Anthony Davies' presentation - The Games Economists Play 
Antony Rossman's presentation - Future California Water Development 
William Leach's presentation - Collaborative Governance of Water in California
Eric Talley's presentation - The Effects of Law on California's Competitiveness
William Dow- The Role of Reinsurance and Risk Adjustment in California's Health Care Reform

Related Audio

Capital Campus California Fall Retreat 2007- Water Policy 
Capital Campus California Fall Retreat 2007- Regulatory Competition 
Capital Campus California Fall Retreat 2007- Health Care