10/9/19 – Caught Stealing? The pros and cons of subsidies for professional sports facilities and their impact on cities
Date: October 9, 2019
Location: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus
Brad Humphreys, Professor of Economics at West Virginia University, will be giving a talk for students titled “Caught Stealing? The pros and cons of subsidies for professional sports facilities and their impact on cities” on October 9, 2019 from 6-7:30pm in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood Campus. Professor Humphreys will discuss the benefits Following the talk will be a Q&A session where students will have the opportunity to ask questions about Professor Humprheys’ research. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here to ensure we provide adequate refreshments.
Professor Humphreys’ research focuses on the economics and financing of professional sports and the economics of gambling. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals in economics and public policy and is the co-editor of the three volume The Business of Sport, a comprehensive examination of sports business, economics, and finance. In 2014 he co-authored a report with economists from the Brattle Group for the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts evaluating taxpayer liabilities associated with hosting the 2024 Olympic Games; the Boston 2024 Olympic Bid was terminated shortly after the report was issued.