Dennis Coates, Economics, Participates in Heinz College Carnegie Mellon University Panel: “Olympic Opportunity: Going for the Gold or Spending in the Red?”

Dennis CoatesEconomics Professor Dennis Coates participated in a panel at Heinz College Washington, D.C., Carnegie Mellon University, on the complex business of bidding for large scale events such as the Olympics. Coates has done extensive research on public choice, public finance, and sports economics.

Other panelists included Ngiste Abebe, Co-author, Bidding for Development, Trina Bolton, Co-author, Bidding for Development, and Chris Watts, Managing Director, 4POINT4. The event took place on Thursday, November 13 in Washington, D.C. and the description can be found below:

“This panel will explore the complex business of bidding for mega-events. The panelists will weigh a city’s potential for long-term strategic development against the extreme price tag of bidding to host. The dialogue will focus on the largest global mega-event, the Olympic Games, and span dynamic policy areas from transportation and urban development to sports economics and diplomacy. Panelists will also share insights from the recent Springer publication Bidding for Development: How the Olympic Bid Process Can Accelerate Transportation Development.”

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