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Hal Varian, dean of the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak at Old Dominion University's Economics Club of Hampton Roads luncheon Friday, April 12.

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 nonmembers.

A fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Econometric Society, and the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Varian is a professor of economics in UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business and holds the Class of 1944 Professorship.

He has published numerous papers in financial and information economics, industrial organization and economic theory and has written columns for The Industry Standard and The New York Times. Additionally, he is the author of two economics textbooks, which have been translated in 11 languages, and the co-author of "Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy," a best-selling book on business strategy.

Varian received his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his master's in mathematics and doctorate in economics from UC-Berkeley.

For more information or to make reservations for the luncheon call 683-4058.

This article was posted on: March 15, 2002

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