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Registration, Accommodation, Travel and Other Information


Registration and Costs

Registration is now closed.

The course fee is $1,250. This fee is intended to cover faculty members and corporate or government employees. The fee for non-MSU students and MSU Alumni is $600. The fee for MSU faculty is $900 and MSU students pay $300. Group discounts available when 5 or more people from the same organization register. For more information regarding this discount, please email estimate@econ.msu.edu.

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Travel Information

The local airport is in Lansing but it is also possible to fly into Grand Rapids, Flint or Detroit.  Grand Rapids and Flint are approximately one hour away by car.  Transportation from Detroit Metro Airport to campus is available through the Michigan Flyer.

Michigan Flyer (bus service from Detroit Metro Airport to downtown East Lansing)

Evening Activities

Optional evening activities, including a wine tasting event, will be offered.  Details will be provided as the date of ÊSTIMATE approaches.


Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 South Harrison Road, East Lansing (rooms start at $114.00 + 13% tax).    Research early as there is a limited number of rooms available and the discounted rate is based on availability and is only in effect until May 6, 2019.

This hotel is located on MSU’s campus.  There is an Estimate reception held there on Friday evening and there is a dorm complex directly across from this hotel that serves food until midnight at a reasonable price.  There is also a restaurant in the hotel itself and a bar-restaurant that is just a 3 minute walk north of the hotel.
   -Go to https://kelloggcenter.webhotel.microsdc.us/bp/search_rooms.cmd
   -Enter your arrival and departure dates
   -Click the box that reads “+ More Options”
   -In the box under the words Group Code,” enter the GROUP CODE:  1906ESTIMA
   -Click “Check Availability”

For special requests, reservations outside of the conference dates, or reservations after  the room block release date please call 800-875-5090.


Marriott East Lansing – University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

Hotel prices here start at $148.00 per night (plus tax). This is a good place if you plan to share a room as the rooms are bigger than at Kellogg.  They have a shuttle service from Lansing airport but it must be reserved (call 1.517.337.4440). The bus from Detroit Metro Airport (Michigan Flyer, https://www.michiganflyer.com/Home.aspx) departs/arrives directly in front of this hotel. The hotel is located in downtown East Lansing. The discounted rate will end on May 9, 2019.

Book your group rate for MSU Dept of Economics


TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 2855 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823

To Be Announced.


Candlewood Suites, 3545 Forest Road, Lansing MI 48910

To Be Announced.


For further information, please contact:

ÊSTIMATE                                             or                 Phone: (517) 355-7583          
Department of Economics                                           Email: estimate@econ.msu.edu
Michigan State University
486 W. Circle Dr. Room 110
East Lansing, MI 48824


Michigan State University Department of Economics