McKenna School's CPET to Host Lecture by Brad Humphreys

by Public Relations | Oct 28, 2019
LATROBE, PA - The Center for Political and Economic Thought (CPET) of Saint Vincent College's Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will host a presentation by West Virginia University professor Dr. Brad Humphreys at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Saint Vincent campus. Humphreys' presentation is entitled "Crony Capitalism and the Subsidization of Professional Sports Facilities."

Humphreys is a professor of economics in the John T. Chambers College of Business andBrad Humphreys Economics at West Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Johns Hopkins University and previously held faculty positions at the University of Illinois and the University of Alberta. His research on the economics and financing of professional sports and the economics of gambling have been published in many academic journals, including the Journal of Urban Economics, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Humphreys has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals on economics and public policy. He is Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Economic Policy, a general interest economics journal, and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sports Economics, the International Journal of Sport Finance, the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing and International Gambling Studies. He is the 2017-18 Benedum Distinguished Scholar in Behavioral and Social Sciences at West Virginia University.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by writing to Mary Beth McConahey at

Founded in 1991, the Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College that sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. Like the Center for Political Thought on Facebook and follow it on Twitter: @McKennaCPET.


PHOTO: Brad Humphreys of West Virginia University



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