Presents Dr. Jim Doti on Freakometrics”

Join us as Dr. Jim Doti explains about Freakometrics – the use of econometrics to make predictions, including for areas not typically associated with economic behavior, such as:

  • Who will win the Presidency?

  • Baseball: Does paying more win more?

  • What’s the impact of taxes on migration patterns and suicides?

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6-9pm.   Presentation starts at 7pm

Location: The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa (across from the Segerstrom Center)

Admission: Early Bird:  $30 if you register by April 14, $40 afterward and on-site
Includes delicious appetizers and free valet parking at the Center Club. Cash bar.

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Dress Code: Business or Business casual attire – no jeans or shorts

Hosts: The Chicago-Booth and Wharton Alumni Clubs of Southern California

Speaker Bio: James L. Doti is President Emeritus and Professor of Economics at Chapman University.  He served as president at Chapman for 25 years.  He earned his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman.  He was an Edward Hilman and National Science Foundation Fellow while at Chicago.  He joined Chapman in 1974 and in 1978, founded the University’s Anderson Center for Economic Research which, under his leadership, has become nationally recognized for its scholarly research and economic forecasts.  Dr. Doti’s articles have appeared in many academic journals as well as business publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education.  He also co-authored books entitled, Econometric Analysis – An Applications Approach and The Market Economy – A Reader, which received the Templeton Honor Award for Scholarly Excellence.   Dr. Doti is a leading figure in the Orange County business and academic communities and serves on the boards of several corporations headquartered in Southern California.  He has also run 60 marathons and climbed five of the famed Seven Summits.

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