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The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics

Nov 18 @ 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

The UCLA Luskin Transdisciplinary Speaker Series invites you to join Smith College Economics Professor Andrew Zimbalist as he tackles the claim that cities chosen to host high-profile sporting events such as the Olympic Games and World Cup experience an economic windfall.

Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, is the author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.” He has been a visiting professor at Doshisha University, the University of Geneva and Hamburg University and has consulted in Latin America for the United Nations Development Program, the U.S. Agency for International Development and numerous companies. He has also served as a consultant in the sports industry for players’ associations, cities, companies, citizens groups, teams and leagues.


For further information, email speakers@luskin.ucla.edu