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Allen Sanderson

Allen Sanderson
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and the College

Allen Sanderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. A graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Chicago, he served as Associate Provost at the University of Chicago from 1984-91, and is a Senior Research Scientist at NORC. In the College he currently teaches a popular two-quarter sequence in introductory economics, a course on the economics of sports, and has organized a team-taught multidisciplinary course entitled “Sport, Society and Science.” In 1998, Sanderson was a recipient of the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. His most recent professional journal articles or book chapters are on the economic impact of colleges and universities on their communities, the political economy of Chicago’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, and an essay on happiness and economic well-being. He has run the Chicago Marathon three times.

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