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Visiting scholar examines economics and crime

Sept. 20, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Standout economist Dr. Steven Levitt, the Alvin Baum Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, will present a free, public lecture on "Catching Cheaters" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall at Western Michigan University.

Levitt is a leading economist who received the John Bates Clark Medal, given once every two years for the most outstanding economist under 40 in the United States. His work includes research on the economic aspects of crime and corruption. Earlier the same day, at noon in Room 2302 of Friedmann Hall, he will present a seminar on "The Impact of Crack," primarily for faculty and graduate students. His visit is coordinated by the Department of Economics and sponsored by the WMU's Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.

For more inforamtion, call Dr. Sisay Asefa, professor of economics, at (269) 387-5556.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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