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April 26, 2005
Contact: Toni Dixon, School of Business, (785) 864-4449.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nobel-winning economist, KU grad to hold news conference on April 27


LAWRENCE -- Nobel Prize-winning economist Vernon L. Smith will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. April 27 in the Curry Room (Level 6), Kansas Union, at the University of Kansas. His public lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.

WHO: Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Prize winner in economics and KU alumnus
WHAT: News conference
WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27
WHERE: Curry Room (Level 6), Kansas Union, KU

Smith's lecture is titled "World Issues and the Role of the Economist." Smith was among the expert panelists at the so-called Copenhagen Consensus, where some of the world's greatest economists gathered to assess the biggest challenges in the world and to answer how they would spend $50 billion on the world's most pressing issues. Smith will discuss that challenge at his lecture.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Applied Economics at the KU School of Business. It is open to the public, and tickets are not required.

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