Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Topic: Productivity as a Factor for Companies and Economies
Speaker: Tor Dahl, Tor Dahl & Associates
Professor Dahl presents a review of the relative growth paths and strategies of two similar-sized populations and economies—those of Singapore and Minnesota. Data will also be shared on the relative performance of the U.S. national and Minnesota state economies since 1929, with a particular focus on growth, tax policy and the political configurations of government. In addition to broader economic data, information, specifically about corporate performance, will be presented in terms of the actual profits earned by American companies under Republican and Democratic presidents and the consequences that arise from various configurations of split governments.