December 04, 2017

Boston, MA - "Policy in the Trump Era"

October 25, 2017

Boston, MA - "Policy in the Trump Era"

How do you anticipate future consequences of policies at a time of political and technological upheaval? We’re living through one such era – with President Trump and Congressional Republicans attempting to overhaul taxation, regulations, and health care while, at the same time, tech entrepreneurs are transforming how we drive, shop, and conduct business.

Please join us for a daylong conference, “Policy in the Trump Era”, in Boston, Massachusetts on December 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. REMI CEO and Chief Economist Fred Treyz, Ph.D. will be joined by REMI Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. as they examine today’s most pressing topics from the vantage of dynamic economic analysis.

We will address the employment and other economic effects of major policies:

  • Amazon HQ 2.0: At What Price?: Amazon is looking for a home for its second headquarters and it is evaluating the demographics, labor supply, and quality of life of possible cities. A winning city may need to sweeten the deal with tax incentives. The question for officials: Is attracting Amazon to your region worth the investment?
  • Transportation Innovation: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: The auto industry is undergoing significant changes. Advancements in automation and safety will have major economic effects on manufacturing regions.
  • Opioid Epidemic: What We’ve Lost: The rapidly increasing need for treatment and prevention options to counteract our nation’s widespread opioid epidemic has direct and indirect effects on our regional, state, and federal economies.
  • Immigration Policy: Reform? Deport? Economic Effects: Federal immigration policy is a hot-button topic that stirs strong emotions. But objective economic policy analysis can clarify the issue and explain the differences between comprehensive and enforcement-only options.
  • Guest Presentations: Bansari Saha, Ph.D., Senior Economist at ICF, will give a talk titled Understanding the Impacts of Energy Policies: Distributional Impacts are More Important Than Ever Before, and Mark Melnik, Ph.D., Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at UMass Donahue Institute, and Rod Motamedi, Research Manager at UMass Donahue Institute, will present A Review of Massachusetts’ First Year with Casinos.

We’re offering this conference at no charge, although we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend this event, please email Brian Boyd at or contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169.

We hope you can attend this special conference.