‘From Dismal Science to Happy Science: Economics and Happiness’
SPOKANE, Wash. – Justin Wolfers, a Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, will discuss “From Dismal Science to Happy Science: Economics and Happiness” at the 24th Economics Symposium and Luncheon at Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 8.
The event is hosted by the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration, its Dean’s office and the Economics Symposium Steering Committee. Tickets (which include lunch) are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of eight and may be purchased through the School of Business events website. A networking social from 11-11:45 a.m. precedes the lecture. Table of Eight Includes: Table signage identifying the firm or individual sponsor’s name, logos projected on the megatron screens throughout the networking social and prior to the keynote speech, sponsor listing in printed program, and preferential seating at the symposium.
Wolfers is currently on leave from the University of Michigan, where he is a professor of both economics and public policy. In addition, he is an editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and holds research positions from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Institute for the Study of Labor, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Previously, he served as a visiting professor at Princeton University, an as an associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an assistant professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and as an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Beyond research, Wolfers is a columnist for Bloomberg View, a blogger for Freakonomics, and a commentator for National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” program. Time Magazine named his Twitter feed – @JustinWolfers – and that of partner Betsey Stevenson – @BetseyStevenson – among the top 140 Twitter feeds to follow for 2013.
“These University of Michigan economists are the power-couple of public policy,” Time noted. “Though they can get a bit wonkish, follow Wolfers for his real-time insights into the monthly jobs data, and Stevenson for her quips about labor policy.”
The symposium provides the opportunity to network with individuals and organizations engaged in the future of the U.S. economy, and a chance to listen to a frontrunner in economic authorship.
Check-In and Parking: Check-in at the southeast entrance of McCarthey Athletic Center. Guests should check in under the company or sponsor name of the table. Attendees may park in the Green lots south of McCarthey or in the South Trent Parking Lot. Click the following link to view a campus map.
For additional questions or information please contact AJ Hawk at (509) 313-7036 or via e-mail.