Energy Economics Weekly Briefings

Energy Economics Weekly Briefings

Energy Economics Weekly Briefings, by UMEI Senior Economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, feature an economist's look at the national transportation, energy, economic, and environmental landscape.
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This week's takeaways: 

House Tax Reform Bill: Energy-Related Provisions

  • -The bill released by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee includes several proposed changes to tax credits, deductions, and expensing of energy-related production and/or consumption.
    -The Senate leaders have indicated they will release their version of tax reform this week.
    -This is the first inning, however, as amendments will be offered. Reconciliation and a final bill for signature would cap a lengthy legislative process prior to any final vote in Congress and Presidential signature. 
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About Ellen Hughes-Cromwick

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick recently completed an appointment as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration. At the Department of Commerce, Hughes-Cromwick worked on several administration initiatives to improve data quality, measure the digital economy, and expand manufacturing, trade and investment.  She assisted Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on global macroeconomic matters in support of her commercial diplomacy, trade, and foreign direct investment initiatives. Hughes-Cromwick also supported the development of the Obama Administration’s economic forecast.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Hughes-Cromwick was chief global economist at Ford Motor Company and an Adjunct Professor at U-M’s Ross School of Business. She led Ford’s global corporate economics group with major responsibility for the Company's global economic, financial, and automotive industry forecasts used to support business strategy, finance, and planning.