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Are stadiums a public finance folly? Smith Center lecture on April 24

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Economist Victor Matheson will speak at CSUEB on April 24. (Photo: Smith Center for Private Enterprise)

  • April 15, 2013 5:00am

Victor Matheson, associate professor of economics at College of the Holy Cross, will present "Stadiums, Mega Events, and Public Finance Follies" on April 24 as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies speaker series.   

Matheson is an expert on public finance, sports economics, lotteries and gaming. He blogs regularly at The Sports Economist, named one of the top 30 economics blogs by the Wall Street Journal, and has made numerous media appearances, including on National Public Radio (NPR), ESPN and Bloomberg. Matheson’s research was featured in Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, (2008, University of Nebraska Press) by Neil deMause and Joanna Cagan. Read Victor Matheson’s curriculum vitae.  

The Smith Center lecture series is free and open to the public. Event starts at 2 p.m. in room 311 of the old University Union. 


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