Monday, April 27, 2015

Economics for Opinion Leaders - Journalists and Media Professionals

Please join presenters, Mark Schug and Scott Niederjohn for a two-day professional development workshop on economics on Monday and Tuesday, June 22 and 23.  This presentation will be in the Library at the University Club of Milwaukee. the cost to attend is $100. Registration can be made online.

This award-winning seminar features presenters who are talented and experienced economists with a unique ability to help understand and communicate economic principles in ways that are powerful, entertaining, and engaging to non-economists.

Media and corporate communications professionals, and other professionals who deal with evolving developments and the media, are deluged with daily reports on issues that have important economic implications. You’ll come away better able to make sense of the numbers, logic, and opinions on today’s critical economic developments. You’ll also be better able to anticipate their consequences, frame your questions, and articulate your own position.

A Scoop for Wisconsin Journalists Attending this Seminar 

Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, is one of the nation’s most prominent sports economists. He will speak exclusively to media professionals at this seminar on the costs and benefits of public funding of sports stadiums including the proposed new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. A Q&A session will follow. The economic insights provided by Professor Zimbalist might be the basis for a unique story for your media outlet. 

Other topics covered:
  • Does the minimum wage do more harm than good? 
  • What is the current state of the U.S. economy in terms of growth, unemployment and inflation?
  • Is free trade out of date?
  • Is the Fed feeding inflation?
  • Should we worry about income inequality?
  • How do the economies in Europe, Asia and elsewhere effect the U.S.?
  • How do intended and unintended economic consequences evolve?

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