St. Paul, Minnesota: March 2005

Mar 18, 2005


Session One: March 10, 2005 
Exploring the Economics of
Telecom Regulation

Dr. Jerry Ellig
Mercatus Center at George Mason University 

Session Two: March 11, 2005
The Universal Service debate
Dr. Robert Crandall
Brookings Institution

It’s no secret to veteran legislative staff that governing can be a chaotic and complicated experience.  It’s often difficult to understand the various incentives involved in the political process, and sometimes it’s even more challenging to assess the actual effects of legislative decisions once they are made.  In light of the dynamic and turbulent political environment in which you exist, enhancing your understanding of innovative solutions can help inform the debate, clarify issues, and improve outcomes.

The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University invite you to attend a one-day educational forum for Minnesota state legislators, legislative staff and representatives from state agencies. The program is available at no charge, but space is limited. 

Please join us in a collective dialogue with nationally recognized researchers and practitioners on promising strategies for bringing greater accountability to Minnesota’s education and health care systems.