UPDATE MARCH 2020 – This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Date: April 9, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: University of Florida, Holland Hall 382
Ken Elzinga presents “The Compensation Question in College Sports: Is the NCAA a Cartel?” at the 2020 Heath Antitrust Lecture.
Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor the University of Virginia accords its faculty.
Each fall, Mr. Elzinga’s introductory economics course attracts over one thousand students and is the largest class offered at the University of Virginia. His Antitrust Policy seminar, which is taught using the Socratic method, often has a waiting list of two years.
Mr. Elzinga’s major research interest is antitrust economics, especially pricing strategy and market definition. He has testified in several precedent-setting antitrust cases, and was the economic expert for the prevailing parties in three Supreme Court cases: Matsushita, Brooke Group, and Leegin. The author of more than one hundred academic publications, he also is known for four mystery novels (under the pen name Marshall Jevons) where the protagonist employs economic analysis to solve the crime.
The Heath Memorial Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Inez Heath, Ph.D., widow of Bayard “Wick” Heath. This year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Robert F. Lanzillotti Public Policy Research Center and the Robert F. and Patricia J. Lanzillotti Family Fund. Before his death in 2008, Heath was the senior competition consultant with Info Tech, a Gainesville Firm specializing in statistical and econometric consulting, expert witness testimony, and antitrust law.