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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Economic and Social Impacts: Future Mobility Workshop- Part 2

-The economics of mobility as a service (MaaS) was a topic ad-dressed by several speakers at the April 30th workshop.
-Nearly all agreed that there is a viable business model, but the challenges may go beyond just the economic trade-off.
-Millennials are poised to adopt MaaS more readily.
-There also is the question of whether it reduces public transit use, adds to congestion, thereby adding to CO2 emissions. 

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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.