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Kenneth  Boyer - Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI, US

Kenneth Boyer Kenneth  Boyer

Professor of Economics | Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, UNITED STATES

An expert in transportation economics and the economics of regulation.

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MSU economist Kenneth Boyer is an expert in road funding who can speak to the condition of the state's transportation infrastructure and funding system.

Industry Expertise (4)

Package/Freight Delivery

Railroads

Industrial Automation

Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (11)

Coronavirus

Economics of Regulation

Infrastructure Pricing and Investment

Railroads Navigation

Trucking

Transportation Accessibility

Airlines

Automobiles

Antitrust Regulation

Freight Transportation

COVID-19

Accomplishments (1)

Distinguished Transportation Researcher Award

2017

Education (3)

University of Michigan: Ph.D, Economics 1975

University of Michigan: M.A., Economics 1997

Amherst College: B.A.(with Honors), Economics 1970

Affiliations (1)

  • Program Committee Chairman, International Industrial Organization Conference, 2005-2012

News (1)

Michigan poised for big shift in how it pays for roads

Detroit Free Press  

2015-10-22

Kenneth Boyer, an economics professor at Michigan State University who specializes in transportation funding, said the user fee model still makes sense, and there has been no intellectual or philosophical reason to move away from it. However, "people don't want to pay taxes," and a reluctance to increase fuel taxes and registration fees is "part of the general tax revolt," Boyer said. "Whenever you have a tax revolt, you have to figure out some way to cover the expenses, and that necessarily comes out of general revenues."...

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