John Palmer

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Pricing Tennis Tickets: Risk and Insurance Elements

Most tennis matches are held outdoors. One risk is that it will rain when a match or set of matches

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The Economics of the Haynesworth Decision:Do People Respond to Incentives?

From NFL.com: …6-foot-6, 320-pound Haynesworth stomped on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode’s head Oct. 1, knocking off his helmet, then

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How to Increase the Demand for Curling

Curling is a great northern sport, and Canadian teams often win world championships. For the past 15 years, the men’s

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Goodenow Gone as NHLPA Head

Canadian Press and TSN are reporting that Goodenow is stepping down as head of the NHLPA. One week after ratifying

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The Economics of the World Series:Reminder of Thursday’s Podcast

On Thursday morning, King Banaian, Phil Miller, and I will be discussing “The Economics of the World Series” on Jim

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What is the Marginal Revenue Product of Prayer?

It may well be that church attendance and membership are declining throughout North America, but chapel services in professional sports

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Has Title IX Inhibited the Growth of Lacrosse?

The May 30th edition of the NYTimes (free registration required) has a major story about the growth of lacrosse in

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Steroid Use and MLB Policy:the prisoners’ dilemma

Major League Baseball owners and the MLB Players’ Association have reached an agreement that there will be more, and more

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What Are We? Chopped Liver?

A recent article, “New Approaches to Ranking Economics Journals” by Yolanda K. Kodrzycki and Pingkang Yu, ranks economics journals in

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Hockey’s (Purportedly) Extremely Hard Salary Cap

Tonight, as I was driving home, I listened to Sportsnet’s discussion of the “hard” salary cap. The participants all agreed

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What is the Marginal Physical Product of Steroids?

Until 1994, the slugging percentage in MLB averaged well under 400. There were some years in which the SLG for

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NHL Players Advised to Play in Europe

Bob Goodenow, Executive Director of the NHL Players’ Association, has advised the players that he expects the lockout to last

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