Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Dodgers and LA after 50 Years: The Economics of how a Sports Icon and a City Grew Together

Former Dodger Ron Cey, Dodgers historial Mark Langill and Co-owner Peter Guber joined a panel last night in UCLA to discuss the Dodgers impact to the city of Los Angeles.

From UCLA -

Imagine a dynamic institute at UCLA that examines and teaches the economics of the sports world. The world-class expertise of the Economics Department combined with UCLA's powerhouse athletics pedigree will create the UCLA Institute for the Study of Economics of Sports and Society, the first university-based analytical program in America with a sole focus on the interaction of economics and sports, and the impact of this interaction on society and culture.

Introduction by

Gary Beban '70
Former quarterback, UCLA
Heisman Trophy winner '67

Panel featuring

Peter Guber
Co-Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers
CEO, Mandalay Entertainment

Barry Axelrod '68, '71
Agent, Major League Baseball

Michael Young '85
Chief Revenue Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers

Ron Cey
Former third baseman, Los Angeles Dodgers
1981 World Series MVP

Mark Langill
Team Historian, Los Angeles Dodgers

Moderated by

Lee Ohanian
Professor, UCLA Department of Economics
Director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research

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1 comment:

Greg Zakwin said...

It was an amazing panel and discussion, and Guber was pretty damn funny.