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April 29, 2011 - 12:00am

SIEPR Policy Forum on Sports Economics and Policy

SIEPR Policy Forum on Sports Economics and Policy

Athletes, industry executives and economists discuss and debate the economics and policy issues confronting sports.

Location: 

366 Galvez

April 29, 2011

10:00am to 10:40am
Session 1
Opening Address
Presenter(s) : 

Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer and Bestselling author of “Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports are Played and Games are Won”

10:40am to 11:15am
Session 2
Sports Analytics: Economic Analysis Meets Sports Data
Presenter(s) : 

Joe Price, BYU, “Racial Discrimination Among NBA Referees”

11:15am to 12:00pm
Session 3
Sports Analytics: Economic Analysis Meets Sports Data
Presenter(s) : 

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."

12:00pm to 12:15pm
Session 4
Sports Analytics: Economic Analysis Meets Sports Data
Presenter(s) : 

Nikhil Joshi, Stanford Public Policy Masters Student,  “The Market for Talent: Are Top Draft Picks Overpaid?”

12:15pm to 1:00pm
Session 5
Lunchtime Demo Hour
Presenter(s) : 

Featuring Stanford entrepreneurs with companies and products working in the sports industry!

1:00pm to 1:50pm
Session 6
Stanford Champions
Presenter(s) : 
  • 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.
1:50pm to 2:15pm
Session 7
Sports Policy and Business
Presenter(s) : 

Bob Bowlsby, Stanford Director of Athletics, “The Economic Landscape of College Sports”

2:15pm to 2:50pm
Session 8
Sports Policy and Business
Presenter(s) : 

Roger Noll, Stanford, “Antitrust Issues, Negotiations, and the NFL Lockout”

2:50pm to 3:30pm
Session 9
Sports Policy and Business
Presenter(s) : 

George Foster, Stanford, and John Abbamondi, San Diego Padres,  “Innovation in Sports”