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Economist to discuss 'rockonomics,' Sept. 23

"Rockonomics: Economics and Public Policy in the Rock and Roll Industry" is the topic of a lecture set for Monday, Sept. 23. Economist Alan Krueger will speak at 4:30 p.m. in 016 Robertson Hall.

Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Policy, director of the Princeton Survey Research Center and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. "Rocko-nomics" is the term he uses to describe his study of the economic effects of the rising cost of concert ticket prices.

Krueger presented his findings in February 2002 to the Concert Industry Consortium. In conducting his study, he was granted almost unlimited access to the historical database of box office information maintained by POLLSTAR, an organization that provides concert tour schedules, box office results, industry directories, news and other industry-related data services to professionals in the music concert industry.

Krueger's primary research and teaching interests are labor economics, education, industrial relations and social insurance. He writes a monthly column on economics for The New York Times. The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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