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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: 
10-10:40
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
10:40-11:15
Joe Price, BYU, “Racial Discrimination Among NBA Referees”
 
11:15-12:00
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."

12:00-12:15
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: 
1:00-1:50
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
1:50-2:15
Bob BowlsbyStanford Director of Athletics, “The Economic Landscape of College Sports”
2:15-2:50
Roger Noll, Stanford, “Antitrust Issues, Negotiations, and the NFL Lockout”
2:50-3:30
George Foster, Stanford, and John Abbamondi, San Diego Padres,  “Innovation in Sports”