John Palmer

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Wimbledon Eschews the Labour Theory of Value

The All-England Club, which hosts the Wimbledon tennis tournament, has announced that beginning in 2007, the prize money will be

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Hockey: We Had to Bomb the Village to Save It

People from my generation will remember the subtitle of this posting as a quote from LBJ or General Westmoreland or

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Untying the Tied Good

The NFL’s Washington Redskins have announced they will now accept any Mastercard to pay for tickets to their games, as

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NCAA; college sports; consumer economics

Information, Reputation, and the Impact of College Athletics: My story about TCU

[Note: this was originally posted at EclectEcon, but Phil urged me to cross post it here. I’ve revised it slightly.]

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Baseball

Andre Dawson, Collusion, and the Hall of Fame

Andre Dawson was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame yesterday. Those of us who watched him when he played with

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Coase, Moneyball, and Transaction Costs

Adam Yu has written a wonderfully titled essay, “The Coase Theorem Meets Moneyball.” It won the Milton Friedman prize at

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Why I Want to Attend a Football/Soccer Match While I Am in the UK

It isn’t the game so much as the ambience.

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The "Effect" of Education on NBA Arrest Rates

from the sports law blog: Update to NBA Player Arrest StudyIn my study on NBA player arrest and age/education, I

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MVP, MRP, and MPP

Judging from what I hear, see, and read, there will once again be some controversy about who should be selected

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What is the Marginal Revenue Product* of Barry Bonds?

Barry Bonds becomes a free agent at the end of this season. Suppose the following: There is a freely competitive

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Olympic Cost Over-runs: So What Else is New?

From the Toronto Globe and Mail: Vancouver — Increasing venue costs — often the curse of the modern Olympics —

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C. Frederick Mosteller:Pioneer Sabremetrician?

From the NYTimes (reg. req’d): C. Frederick Mosteller, the founding chairman of Harvard’s statistics department and a pioneer in using

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