Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Update - Economics for Media Professionals

The Economics for Opinion Leaders – Journalists and Media Professionals seminar scheduled for June 22-23, 2015 has been cancelled.

However, the scheduled presentation by Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, will be held on June 23 at a working lunch starting at 12:00 noon at the University Club, 924 Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Tel.: (414) 271-2222).

Professor Zimbalist is one of the nation’s most prominent sports economists. He will be speaking on the costs and benefits of public funding of sports stadiums, including the proposed new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. A question-and-answer session will follow.

If you are interested in attending Professor Zimbalist’s presentation, please contact Stephanie Czosnek at (414) 221-9785 or at sczosnek@economicswisconsin.org.

Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has been in the economics department at Smith College since 1974 and has been a visiting professor at Doshisha University, the University of Geneva and Hamburg University.

Professor Zimbalist has consulted in Latin America for the United Nations Development Program, the U.S. Agency for International Development and numerous companies. He has consulted in the sports industry for players' associations, cities, companies, teams and leagues.

He has published several dozen articles and twenty-two books, including Cuban Political Economy (1988), Comparing Economic Systems (1989), The Cuban Economy: Measurement and Analysis of Socialist Performance (1989), Panama at the Crossroads (1991), Baseball and Billions (1992), Sports, Jobs and Taxes (1997), Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-time College Sports (1999), The Economics of Sport, I & II (2001), May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy (2003), In the Best Interests of Baseball? The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig (2006), The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business (2006), Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change (2007), Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry (2010), The International Handbook on the Economics of Mega-Sport Events (2012) and The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball (2014).

 

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