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.
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University of Michigan: Ph.D, Economics 1975
University of Michigan: M.A., Economics 1997
Amherst College: B.A.(with Honors), Economics 1970
- Program Committee Chairman, International Industrial Organization Conference, 2005-2012
Michigan poised for big shift in how it pays for roads
Detroit Free Press
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."...