Researchers' and Stakeholders' Views on the Jones Act

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm, April 13, 2017 immediately after the APEE meeting at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina, HI
The goal of the seminar is two-fold: to inform people about how the Jones Act harms the economy in myriad ways without providing security benefits, and to introduce the audience to the Mercatus Center’s new Program on the American Economy and Globalization (PAEG).  In this seminar, researchers and stakeholders will discuss their experiences with different aspects of the Jones Act such as cost-benefit analyses, concerns surrounding security and safety including emergency disaster response, trade, energy, agriculture, outsourcing, and equity among regions and industries. Academic researchers will also provide perspectives on how they view impacts of the Jones Act and alternative approaches they have researched.
 

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July 7th-8th in Austin, TX

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Ashley Donohue, Second Assistant
 
Ryan Zinski, Seminar Director
 

Participants will be eligible for a travel stipend to offset travel and hotel costs.

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The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas- bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. Mercatus advances knowledge about how markets work to improve people’s lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
 

SPEAKERS

Phillip Magness
 
The Institute for Humane Studies and George Mason University
 
Nita Ghei
 

Senior Policy Research Editor, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Thomas Grennes

Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University

THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH

Registration
 
12:00pm
 
12:30pm
Lunch
 
Welcome and Seminar Introduction
1:15pm
Ryan Zinski, Institute for Humane Studies
Keynote Addresss
1:30pm

Phillip Magness, Institute for Humane Studies

What is the Jones Act, How does it hold up to cost-benefit analysis, and what are the effects/complications?
2:30pm
Moderator: Don Broudreaux, Mercatus Center
Nita Ghei, Mercatus Center
Thomas Grennes, North Carolina State University 
Woan Foong Wong, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Coffee Break
How does the Jones Act affect Hawaii?
Moderator: Joe Kent, Grassroots Institute of Hawaii 
Mike Hansen, Hawaii Shipper's Council 
Keli'i Akina, President/CEO of Grassroots Institute of Hawaii 
Ken Schooland, Hawaii Pacific University
Break
Dinner
Opportunities with the Institute for Humane Studies
7:00pm
 
6:15pm
 
5:00pm
 
4:00pm
 
3:45pm

Ryan Zinski, Institute for Humane Studies

Don Boudreaux, Mercatus Center

Introduction to the Program on the American Economy and Globalization

7:15pm
 
8:00pm
 

Reception

Woan Foong Wong
 
PhD Candidate in Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Joe Kent
 

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Ken Schoolland

Associate Professor of Economics at Hawaii Pacific University

SPEAKERS

Co-Director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization at the Mercatus Center

Don Boudreaux

President of the Hawaii Shippers Council

Mike Hansen
 
President/CEO of Grassroots Institute of Hawaii
 
Keli'i Akina
 

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