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Gary S. Becker, 1992 Nobel prize recipient in economic science and University of Chicago professor of economics and sociology, will speak at this fall's first Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads luncheon on Monday, Sept. 18.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion's College of Business and Public Administration, the luncheon will begin at noon at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in downtown Norfolk. Due to limited space, reservations are required. The cost of the luncheon is $30 for non-members.

A featured columnist for Business Week, Becker is known for his research in applying economics to social issues, as well as his expertise in human capital and economics of the family and economic analysis of crime, discrimination and population. In 1996, he served as an economic policy adviser for Bob Dole's presidential campaign.

Becker earned doctorate and master's degrees at the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Princeton University.

Other upcoming speakers for the Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads include Joe W. Luter III, chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, Oct. 19; Burton G. Malkiel, father of stock market indexing and author of the best-selling "A Random Walk Down Wall Street," Nov. 9; and Bob Tedeschi, New York Times Internet reporter, Dec. 5.

For more information or to make reservations, call Martha Anderson at 683-4058.

This article was posted on: August 30, 2000

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