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Political Science’s Karen Beckwith examines effects of RNC being hosted in Cleveland in 2016

With DNC coming to Chicago, experts say economic boost might be overhyped
Chicago Tribune (subscription required): Karen Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed Cleveland officials’ efforts to attract the Republican National Convention to the the city in 2016—and their and possible miscalculations of the financial benefits of hosting the event. “I wouldn’t say Cleveland necessarily benefited, except insofar as infrastructure projects were advanced and concluded,” Beckwith said. “Insofar as the city put on a good show, that we did ourselves no damage, is certainly the case.”