Tomorrow, Thursday February 26 at 7-8pm Kennesaw State University will be hosting the 10th Annual Grady Palmer Distinguished Lecture. The lecture is open to the public, and I believe that many people in the Atlanta area may be interested in hearing this year’s speaker.
Dr. Brad R. Humphreys of the University of Alberta will be presenting “What Do Economists Know About the Economic Impact of Sports Facilities?” Brad is one of the discipline’s leading authorities on the topic, and my opinions on the Gwinnett Braves stadium issue have been heavily influenced by his research. I encourage anyone interested in the topic to attend. Also, if you want to learn more about the Sport Management program at KSU, this would be a good opportunity to meet some of our faculty and majors.
You can find more information here. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact me.
Speaker: Dr. Brad R. Humphreys
Topic: “What Do Economists Know About the Economic Impact of Sports Facilities?”
Location: Kennesaw State University, Convocation Center, Room 2016
Time: 7-8pm (with reception to follow)
Anticipated Economic Impact to the Community: $0
Directions and Parking: I suggest parking in the KSU East Deck. Ignore the “reserved parking” signs, as I have made arrangements to allow visitors to park in the deck. The Convocation Center is the first building on your right as you exit the parking deck. Proceed to the front of the building (facing the main campus) and enter through the front doors. The room is on the left side of the lobby.
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I will be giving a talk at Rhodes College next Wednesday evening, April 9. The event will take place in the Orgill Room of Clough Hall at 7pm.
If you would like to attend, the event is free and open to the public. Here is the flyer.
I just returned from my visit to Washington, DC where I gave a talk at George Mason University on economics in baseball. I would like to thank the GMU Econ Society for organizing the event. It was well attended by students and Sabernomics readers. Thanks to those of you who came, especially those who asked questions and purchased books. I had hoped to post a podcast of the talk, but the battery died in the recorder….Oh well.
I also enjoyed a nice lunch with several members of the GMU economics department and another visiting speaker. During the conversation someone remarked about being among bloggers, and then I realized that I was sitting at the table with two other bloggers Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok. As is typical with most lunches with GMU economists the conversation was quite stimulating, with economic discussions of non-traditional topics: rogue Mormon polygamist and Amish customs, law versus economics journals, and performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Maybe that’s why so many GMU economists have become bloggers.
Yesterday, I took advantage of being in DC by visiting a few sites. I like all of the he war memorials. The Vietnam memorial is by far the best, and could not even be spoiled by loud high school kids who didn’t seem to comprehend the reflective, deepening wall of departed soldiers names. I made a brief stop at the Museum of Natural History, and spent the remainder of my time in the National Gallery of Art. The Turner exhibit was enjoyable. I tried out a few of Tyler Cowen’s tips for enjoying an art museum, and it enhanced my visit. Though I have been to the museum several times, I left wanting to return again soon.
This Wednesday evening I’ll be speaking to the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The event is sponsored by the GMU Econ Society, and it is open to the public. The talk begins at 6pm, and I will stick around afterwards to talk with anyone in attendance.
If you live in the D.C. area and would like to attend, feel free to stop by. Here is the e-flier.
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