MSU Wonderlust to host April 23 online presentation about Montana economy

Star Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Montana State University Wonderlust will host a free, online public lecture about the economy in Montana. “The Montana Economy and Taxation” will be led by Doug Young, professor emeritus at MSU in Bozeman, from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23.

Young will discuss changes in the Montana economy over the last 70 years, including the growing importance of capital income and transfer payments; the roles of agriculture and mining; which industries are the largest employers in Montana; and the impact of the emerging high-tech sector. He also will touch on taxation policy in Montana, including resort and local option taxes, and will compare Montana’s taxes with those in neighboring states and national averages.

Young was a professor of economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at MSU from 1977 until 2010, according to a MSU News Service release. Since retiring, he has held several positions with MSU Wonderlust, including instructor, treasurer, president and chair of the Advisory Council. Young is currently a member of the Montana Legislature’s Interim Revenue Committee.

To register, visit the MSU Wonderlust website at www.montana.edu/wonderlust. Registered participants will receive an email on Wednesday, April 22, with the Webex online meeting link and instructions to join the course. For more information, contact Bobbi Geise at bobbi. geise@montana.edu or 406-994-6550. Wonderlust is a program

Wonderlust is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach at MSU. ATO works across the university to support and advance its land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.

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