John Palmer

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Does Soccer Have a Chance to Ever Become a Major Sport in North America?

After spending some time in England last summer and planning to return this summer, I have spent much more time

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The Third-Largest Industry in Italy

What would you guess is the third-largest industry in Italy? Wine? Apparel? The Roman Catholic Church? Housing? Tourism? Automobiles? According

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Blue Jays Player Payroll Budget Increased

The Toronto Blue Jays indicated today that they believe they have not been hiring enough units of playing ability in

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The NHL -- One More Kick at the Can?

The owners made an offer to the NHLPA today (Wednesday) that included profit-sharing and pretty near forensic accounting to guarantee

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Economics Podcast Discussion betweenPhil Miller and John Palmer

In his latest posting, James Reese invited Phil Miller and me to discuss some topics of mutual interest for his

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Sports and Financial Analysts:Good or Lucky?

In a comment to a recent item on my own blog, Jabber asked whether I thought an analyst who beat

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NHL Lockout: Hubris, Animosity, and Transaction Costs

The representatives from the NHL and the NHLPA who met at an O'Hare hotel said they felt they had made

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Applying the Prisoners' Dilemma:New Sweeping Technology in Curling

Alan Adamson's most recent posting at Curling about the selection of the British Olympic curling team was followed up in

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More on the Economic Effects of the NHL Lockout

The general theme of this Bloomberg.com article is that because NHL hockey teams have not been playing, city-owned arenas and

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How Much to Take a Dive?

Last night while watching Agassi beat Baghdatis at the U.S. Open, I wrote, Query: How much would it be worth

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Roger Noll: the NHL's Business Model Doesn't Work

With the imminent demise of the NHL for at least one season, and maybe more, members of the mainstream media

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2010 Winter Olympics government

Support for Olympic Curlers (and other athletes?)

As I have watched the curling from the 2010 Olympics, I have heard several of the commentators tell us that

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