Brad Humphreys

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Professor of Economics, University of Alberta
Gambling World Cup

World Cup Betting In Qatar

The world's biggest sporting event in 2022, the World Cup, will begin in Qatar.  In addition to being a viral

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Sports Franchises in Bankruptcy

A few weeks ago, there was a discussion in the comments about the possibility that some professional sports teams might

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More March Madness

Remember the good old days when there were only two postseason men's college basketball tournaments? Things were simple then. If

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NCAA Men's Basketball Postseason Roundup

March Madness is upon us again. This year, the men's college basketball postseason features some interesting economic madness. For the

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The Madness Grows

Selection Sunday has arrived. By nightfall, the field of 65 teams that will participate in the spectacle known as the

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March Madness: O Canada Version

Today's second-round March Madness game between Syracuse and Gonzaga has an exciting sub-plot: many Canadians will be on the floor.

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College Football Doping Scandal

College football is a big business these days.  Teams generate tens of millions of dollars of revenue every season, and

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Gold Medals, Red Ink: NBC to Lose $200 Million on Games

A number of media outlets are reporting that NBC will lose about $200 million dollars on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic

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American Needle v. NFL Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the American Needle v. National Football League case yesterday. The central issue in

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Prisoner's Dilemma at the Racetrack

Skip addressed the sad end to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro last week. While reading an article in last Sunday's New

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An Options Market for Sports Tickets

Have you ever wanted tickets to a big game your favorite team was playing in, but couldn't afford scalper's prices?

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Mega Event Legacy Update: Athens Edition

I have been watching quite a bit of World Cup coverage, and the announcers seem to have gone out of

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