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Sports Economics and Policy


Sports Economics and Policy

April 29th, 10am-3:30pm

The John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building Koret-Taube Conference Center 366 Galvez, Stanford University



Opening Address: 
Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer and Bestselling author of “Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports are Played and Games are Won”
Sports Analytics:  Economic Analysis Meets Sports Data
Joe Price, BYU, “Racial Discrimination Among NBA Referees”
John Huizinga, University of Chicago Economics Professor and Professional Basketball Agent for Yao Ming, “Hot Hand or Hot Head? The Truth About Heat Checks in the NBA."

Nikhil Joshi, Stanford Public Policy Masters Student,  “The Market for Talent: Are Top Draft Picks Overpaid?”
Lunchtime Demo Hour: 12:15-1pm
Featuring Stanford entrepreneurs with companies and products working in the sports industry! Check out the featured entrepreneurs here!

Stanford Champions, a Panel Discussion with: 
Mark Madsen, former player World Champion NBA Lakers, Stanford Final Four
Lindsay Burdette, 5 time NCAA Women's Tennis All-American, NCAA Champion, Team Captain
NNeka Ogwumike, 3-time PAC 10 Champion and Women's Final Four
Nick Noone, NCAA Gymnastics Champion.
Sports Policy and Business
Bob BowlsbyStanford Director of Athletics, “The Economic Landscape of College Sports”
Roger Noll, Stanford, “Antitrust Issues, Negotiations, and the NFL Lockout”
George Foster, Stanford, and John Abbamondi, San Diego Padres,  “Innovation in Sports”