DABE 10th Annual Summer Social Event

  • June 30, 2014 · 5:15 PM
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DABE 10th Annual Summer Social Event

The Economics of Education: Can Colorado Schools Get Better, and Would it Make a Difference?

When: June 30th   5:15 – 8:30 PM

Where: Appaloosa Grill 

Downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall
(NE Corner of 16th and Welton Streets)

535 16th St, Denver, CO



On street meter parking is $1 per hour and garage parking is available at the Denver Pavilions for $7 after 5PM.  Also, because the event is on the 16th Street Mall, public transportation is a convenient option.


Dr. Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University


FREE! If you’re a DABE member! $20 if you’re a non-member or you can pay regular rate of $55 to become a member and the $20 will be waived!

Click here to pay if you are a nonmember!

DABE Corporate Memberships are not limited on the number of attendees.

The Skinny: Each year, the Denver Association of Business Economists (DABE) thanks its members for their support of expanding economic knowledge community by providing a fun setting for both socializing and learning about economic–related issues affecting the region.  Join us this year for food and drinks at the Appaloosa Grill located in the heart of the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver.  The event will include a presentation by Dr. Eric Hanushek from Stanford’s Hoover Insitution on school improvement and why it matters to the economy.  

Student achievement in Colorado has done well by national standards but still lags internationally.  In the Colorado and in the national debate, a number of controversial reforms have been proposed and debated.  This discussion will consider which school reforms might succeed.  It will also evaluate the importance of improved schools for Colorado and for the nation.  In today’s more complex, technological economy, places with greater concentrations of human capital will have the edge.

Please feel free to invite friends, associates and anyone else who might be interested in learning more about DABE and the importance of education for our state and nation.


Everyone who is attending needs to RSVP by Thursday, June 26th, so we can place an accurate food and drinks order. If you are registered with DABE through Meet Up, please RSVP using that site.  If you have not yet joined DABE’s Meet Up site, click on this link: http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Association-of-Business-Economists/ and then click on the “Join Meetup here” under the Facebook logo on the beige bar to join.

If you cannot access Meet Up at work or have been unable to register, please reply to this message or respond to [masked] Thursday, June 26th if you plan on attending this year’s Summer Event.  Nonmembers can click here  to pay in advance!

Speaker Bio:

Eric Hanushek

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues with his work frequently entering into the design of national and international educational policy. His pioneering analysis measuring teacher quality through growth in student achievement forms the basis for current research into the value-added of teachers and schools. He has authored or edited twenty books along with over 200 articles. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Ed S.

    This is a continuation of a fundamental the Denver School Board can not reconcile. The impact of choice and of charter schools on neighborhood schools.

    My observation in Denver is the neighborhood schools are paying the price for the aggressive implementation of choice and charter schools.

    (Choice is when a parent applies to send the child to another neighborhood school.)

    Ed Shackelford

    July 1, 2014

  • John D.

    Excellent discussion, both the planned and the unplanned.

    July 1, 2014

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