Friday, February 15, 2013

Economics Guest Speakers

On Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Business and Aerospace Building's State Farm Room (BAS S102), Dennis Coates of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will speak on sports economics and public financing of sports stadiums. Dennis Coates will be hosted by the Department of Economics and Finance and the Economics Club.

On Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Room (BAS S102), Matthew Yglesias, an economics blogger and journalist for, will speak about housing regulation, rent control, zoning laws, and his latest book, The Rent is Too Damn High. Matthew Yglesias will be co-hosted by the School of Journalism, the Distinguished Lecture Fund, and Economics Club.

On Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Room (BAS S102), Don Boudreaux of George Mason University (and will speak about the life and contributions of Nobel Prize winner and MTSU alumnus James M. Buchanan, who passed away January 9, 2013. Boudreaux will be hosted by the Department of Economics and Finance, the Economics Club, and the Honors College. The Honors College awards the James Buchanan Fellowship to 20 undergraduate applicants each year in his honor.  [See Boudreaux's tribute to Buchanan from the Wall Street Journal.]

All of these events are open to the public. Each lecture will be an hour long, with a 15-minute question-and-answer session afterward.

For information, contact Michael Hammock [].

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