Around Webster: Hellinger Guest Teaches in Chile; Rishe Papers Published on Sports Economics

| June 30, 2014
Dan Hellinger, Eduardo Cavieres, Webster alumna Joann  Eng-Hellinger MA '90, and Gladys Cavieres.

Webster University professor Dan Hellinger and alumna Joann Eng-Hellinger (MA ’90), with Pontificia Universidad Católica director Eduardo Cavieres and Gladys Cavieres.

Recent professional news and honors for Webster University community members include:

Hellinger Instructs Doctoral Seminar in Chile

Department of History, Politics and International Relations professor Dan Hellinger taught a five-day intensive seminar from June 9 – 14 on Contemporary Latin America for doctoral students at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Valparaíso, Chile. Hellinger previously held two Fulbright Lectureships at the university, and was invited to teach by Eduardo Cavieres, director of its doctoral program. In 2008 Cavieres was award Chile’s National Prize for historical scholarship.

“It was a pleasure to return to Valparaíso to renew my friendship with Eduardo and to teach a seminar in one of the elite doctoral programs in Latin America,” Hellinger said. “Valparaíso is a UNESCO World Heritage city with a fascinating geography of hill top neighborhoods connected to the port below by funicular elevators.”

Rishe Publishes Papers

The International Journal of Sport and Society has published a paper on secondary pricing at March Madness by George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology professor Patrick Rishe, titled “Pricing Insanity at March Madness: Exploring the Causes of Secondary Price Markups at the 2013 Final Four.” 

Another of Rishe’s papers has been accepted for publication in a double-blind peer-review journal, Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics: “Do Mobile Sporting Events Produce Net Increases in Tourism, Local Hotel Revenues, and Overall Economic Impact: Evidence Using STR Data.” The paper will be published in October.

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