Tuesday, March 05, 2013

[320] Sports stadiums, housing, Buchanan focus of lecture series at MTSU

For release:  March 1, 2013

News and Media Relations contact: Jimmy Hart, 615-898-5131 or Jimmy.Hart@mtsu.edu
Second MTSU contact: Mike Hammock, assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, at 615-494-8678 or Mike.Hammock@mtsu.edu

MURFREESBORO — MTSU is hosting a series of three guest lectures in the coming weeks focusing on economics, starting Tuesday night.

Dennis Coates of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County will speak on sports economics and public financing of sports stadiums at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the State Farm Room of the Business and Aerospace Building. Coates will be hosted by the Department of Economics and Finance and The Economics Club.

All three lectures will be held in the State Farm Room and are open to the public. Each lecture will be an hour long, with a 15-minute question-and-answer session afterward. 

• Matthew Yglesias, an economics blogger and journalist for Slate.com, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. Yglesias will discuss housing regulation, rent control, zoning laws, and his latest book, “The Rent is Too Damn High.” Yglesias will be co-hosted by the MTSU School of Journalism, the Distinguished Lecture Fund and The Economics Club.

• Don Boudreaux of George Mason University (and cafehayek.com) will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, about the life and contributions of Nobel Prize winner and MTSU alumnus James M. Buchanan, who passed away Jan. 9. Boudreaux will be hosted by the Department of Economics, The Economics Club and The Honors College, which awards the James Buchanan Fellowship to 20 undergraduate applicants each year in his honor.

For more information, call Mike Hammock, assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, at 615-494-8678.


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