Economics Wisconsin
EW  E-News / July 2015


Team from Marinette Places First in the

Community Economic Exploration Project



Marinette High School team members, Megan Veriha, Kennedy Carviou, Hannah Klumb, and Alex Cording, place first in the 2014-15 Community Economic Exploration Project.


Through this project, students gain an awareness of the economic realities in their local communities, while acquiring important skills that will serve them well in the global challenges of the 21st Century.  Student teams research and analyze the components of their local economic community by identifying various contributors to the economy. This is an opportunity for them to contact local leaders for input into the community's economic situation and potential. The students provide statistics and data-based information about the economic prospects of their communities, using the information that they have gathered to project how they see the community in the future.


First place team members were presented with award certificates and shared a cash prize of $750. Also receiving certificates and cash awards were teams from Nicolet High School, placing second, and Bangor High School, placing third.


Our congratulations to all students, and their advisors. 


Sports Economist Andrew Zimbalist Provides Insight into
the Milwaukee Bucks Proposed New Arena

Professor Andrew Zimbalist presents at The University Club of Milwaukee on June 23rd.

Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College in Northhampton, Massachusetts, is one of the nation's most prominent sports economists. Included among his many published articles and books are, The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business (2006), Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change (2007), Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry (2010), The International Handbook on the Economics of Mega-Sport Events (2012), and The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball (2014).

At the June 23rd luncheon, held at The University Club of Milwaukee, Professor Zimbalist spoke on the economics of new sports stadia, and the costs and benefits associated with the public funding of them, in particular, the proposed new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. A question-and-answer session followed.

Attending this event were EconomicsWisconsin Board Members, Center Directors, donors, and journalists.


Fall Teacher-Training Conferences Scheduled

Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance and Economics!
Green Bay / Lambeau Field
October 16, 2015

Money Talks: Speaking to Kids About Everyday Economics and Personal Finance
La Crosse / The Waterfront Restaurant
October 23, 2015

ASET (Association of School Economics Teachers) 
Milwaukee / Miller Park
December 4, 2015

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