Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Freakonomists Coming to NEO

The Steves that make up the Freakonomics team are coming to the area. Stephen Dubner, the journalist half of the team will give the 2007 John S. Knight Lecture on Wednesday, April 4. at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The lecture starts at 7:30. Tickets are free but must be picked up at EJ. More info.

Second, thanks to I Will Shout Youngstown for letting us know that the economics half of the team, Steven Levitt will be in Youngstown next Monday, March 26. The tickets to that lecture are free. Check out Shout Youngstown's post on the Toffler lecture to dig up the details.

Meanwhile, check out the team's Freakonomics blog. The book is a pretty good read as well.


ohdave said...

I saw him speak at the value added conference in Columbus two years ago or so. He did a nice job. I hadn't heard of the book at that time except from the Bill Bennett dustup.

I like the blog a lot too.

Village Green said...

That's really cool that they are both going to be in the area and free to the public. Wonderful book.