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The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business will host “The Economics and Policy of Franchising,” a Business, Economics and Public Policy Seminar.


The event features remarks by Francine LaFontaine, William Davidson Professor of Business, Economics, and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Barry Heller, partner, DLA Piper.

Lunch will be served during the event.

The seminar participants will discuss franchising how much franchising is happening in the United States; what contracts look like; and what forms of regulation and rationale exist for the regulations.

Friday, November 8, 2013
12:30 p.m.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Hariri Building, Room 350
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Those interested in attending the event should register online here

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, assistant dean for communications, at (202) 687-4080 or

About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today. Housed at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.