Results from 2015

U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy: Road Map for the Future

Explore the papers, results, and details of this past conference which was convened by the SPEA Initiative on U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy on October 29, 2015, in downtown Indianapolis. 

Featured Panels Were:

  • Education and Manufacturing: Is There a Skills Gap and How Do we Fill It?
  • International Trade and Manufacturing; Can We Build Consensus?
  • Entrepreneurial Model to Create and Revive Manufacturing
  • Energy Policy and Manufacturing Revival
  • Challenges to Manufacturing in the U.S.: Tax and Regulatory Reform
  • Panelists
    • David Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • John R. Bear, President and CEO, MISO
    • Mark S. Brown, Partner and Chair of the FDA & Life Sciences Group, King & Spalding 
    • Donald Bruce, Professor, University of Tennessee  
    • Sanya Carley , Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Ananth Iyer, Professor and Director of Krannert School of Management’s Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises at Purdue University
    • Dan Dimicco, Former CEO, Nucor Corporation
    • Tom Duesterberg, Former Executive Director, The Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program, The Aspen Institute 
    • Steve Dwyer, President and CEO, Conexus Indiana
    • Arthur G. Fraas, Visiting Fellow, Resources for the Future and the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University
    • John Graham , Dean, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • John Hansen, International Economist, Formerly of World Bank
    • Jerry Jasinowski, Former President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
    • Gil Kaplan, Partner, King & Spalding; Founder of the Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing 
    • Robert Lerman, Professor, American University and Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Papers

    These papers came from—or are related to—the conference convened by SPEA but the positions and research are those of the authors.

  • 2015 Conference Schedule

    U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy: Road Map for the Future

    October 29, 2015
    Conrad Hotel, Indianapolis

    8-8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

    8:30-8:45 a.m.: General Introduction:

    • Dean John Graham, Dean, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Gil Kaplan, Partner, King & Spalding, and Founder, Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing

    8:45-10 a.m.: Education and Manufacturing; Is There a Skills Gap and How Do we Fill It?

    • Moderator: Tom Duesterberg, Former Executive Director, The Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program, The Aspen Institute
    • Academic Presenter: Robert Lerman, Professor, American University and Fellow, Urban Institute
    • Panelists: Steven Dwyer, President and CEO, Conexus Indiana; Tom Snyder, President, Ivy Tech Community College; David W. Seeger, President, JMC Steel Group 

    10-10:15 a.m.: Coffee Break

    10:15-11:30 a.m.: International Trade and Manufacturing; Can We Build Consensus?

    • Moderator: Terry Straub, Former Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Steel
    • Academic Presenter: John Hansen, International Economist, Formerly of World Bank
    • Panelists: Gil Kaplan, Partner, King & Spalding, and Founder, Conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing; Ian Steff, State of Indiana’s Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Entrepreneurial Model to Create and Revive Manufacturing (a one-on-one discussion)

    Featured Speakers:

    • Ananth Iyer, Professor and Director of Krannert School of Management’s Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises at Purdue University
    • David Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

    12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote Speaker—Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce

    1:45-3 p.m.: Energy Policy and Manufacturing Revival

    • Moderator: Paul Mitchell, CEO, Energy Systems Network
    • Academic Presenter: Sanya Carley, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Panelists: John R. Bear, President & CEO, MISO; Tom Duesterberg, Former Executive Director, The Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program, The Aspen Institute

    3-5 p.m.: Challenges to Manufacturing in the U.S.: Tax and Regulatory Reform

    • Moderator: Hap Shashy, Partner, King & Spalding and Former Chief Counsel for the IRS
    • Academic Presenters: Donald Bruce, ProfessorUniversity of Tennessee; Arthur G. Fraas, Visiting Fellow, Resources for the Future and the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University; John Graham, Dean, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Panelists: Mark S. Brown, Partner and Chair of the FDA & Life Sciences Group, King & Spalding; David Lewis, Vice President, Global Taxes & Chief Tax Executive, Eli Lilly and Company; Dan Peterson, Vice President, Industry & Government Affairs, Cook Group

    5-5:45 p.m.: Reception

    • Special Guest Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will make brief remarks