Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Things I Love about Work

There are many things I love about being an academic. One of the best is the chance to meet interesting people and take part in interesting discussions.

Today IESE hosted a workshop on Football Economics. The event was organized by Barcelona FC and IESE. and opened by Joan Laporta (Barca's president), who even stayed for the whole presentation of the first paper. Johan Cruyff was also in the audience (he's the current manager of Cataluña's national team) and many senior directors of Barcelona.

Papers talked about the market for broadcasting rights, differences between European and US sporting leagues and the labor market for football players.

Overall, a good day.

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