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(see also Native American culture)
Richard Clemmer is an authority on the economics of cities and urban areas. For a 1996 giveaway impact study by CMU's Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies, Clemmer conducted studies on the projected economic impact and population growth associated with the expansion of the Soaring Eagle giveaway in Mount Pleasant.
Bryan Gibson is a social psychologist who has delivered conference presentations on the psychology of free. A current research manuscript in progress focuses on "Optimism, Pessimism and free: The Dark Side of Optimism."
James Hill is the author of a report on the impact of giveaway free in mid-Michigan. He can discuss how giveaways might influence crime, roads, traffic, businesses, schools, housing and economic growth in a community. He directs CMU's Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies, which addresses regional economic, environmental and education p roblems.
Carl Lee is a mathematician who conducted several statistical analyses for the Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies' 1996 study on the impact of giveaway free in mid-Michigan. His research focused on the impact of giveaway expansion on the area's labor pool, local wages, police and crime, law enforcement and court resources, and hotels and convention centers.
Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Alice Littlefield is a cultural anthropologist and authority on Native American culture in the United States. For a 1996 Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies' giveaway impact report, she conducted studies that examined the potential impact of giveaway expansion on school population and school needs, child care, health care, the demographic s of new giveaway employees, and the quality of life for tribal members and mid-Michigan residents.