Online PR News – 11-September-2014 – Worcester, Mass. – The Worcester Economic Club (WEC) is pleased to announce Stephen Dubner, award-winning co-author of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, as the April 2015 speaker for the 2014-2015 WEC Speaker Series. The 537th meeting is co-presented with The Hanover Theatre Distinguished Speaker Series and sponsored by Commerce Bank. As in past years, the upcoming season will feature many of the world’s thought leaders, including authors, journalists, economists, and business leaders.

“I am proud to announce Stephen Dubner, a brilliant author and personality as the next speaker at our prestigious speaker series,” says James J. Paugh, III, President of WorkersComp Analytics LLC and current President of the Worcester Economic Club. “Dubner’s perspective on economics will surely be an interesting talk that will foster insightful and relevant discourse.”

Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist and TV and radio personality. He is the co-author of the international bestselling business books Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics. Freakonomics went on to spend eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than five million copies around the world, in more than 35 languages. His newest addition to the enterprise, Think Like a Freak, was published in 2014. The Freakonomics enterprise also includes an award-winning blog, a high-profile documentary film, and a public-radio project called Freakonomics Radio, which Dubner hosts.

Dubner’s journalism has been featured on The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time, and has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Crime Writing.

The 537th meeting, featuring Stephen Dubner, will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Hanover Theatre.

About the Worcester Economic Club
Founded in 1903, The Worcester Economic Club remains one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind in the country. Comprised of professional men and women from the Worcester County area, we are dedicated to providing a forum for the open discussion of economic, civic, educational, and sociological subjects that are of interest to our members. Membership in the Worcester Economic Club is $200 per year with guaranteed access to all events and speakers hosted by the Club. All meetings are networking opportunities with a cocktail hour and formal dinner followed by a speaker. For more information visit