John Palmer

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Is Steroid Use in Baseball a Positive-Sum Game?

I don’t like pitchers’ duels in baseball. I like to see high-scoring games. Low-scoring games remind me too much of

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BraveRocks? Brave Lochs? Curling and Congestion in Scotland

Last week it looked as if the Royal Caledonia Curling Club (RCCC) would be able to host a Grand Match

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Is Hockey in Trouble?Results of an Unscientific Poll

From the Toronto Globe and Mail, an on-line voluntary poll asks, Now that talks have progressed, will you be happy

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An Inadvertent Test of Home-Field Advantage in the NFL

Back when I was a graduate student, we did our econometrics assignments on punch cards and submitted the “jobs” to

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The Strike Zone and the Probability Density Function

A little over a decade ago, I did play-by-play announcing for the AA London Tigers, a London, Ontario, affiliate of

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Scalping and Price Discrimination

All the major league sports teams are getting into scalping [Washington Post, reg. req’d]. NFL, NBA and NHL teams have

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Risk and Return in the NFL:Owens and the Cowboys

This isn’t an old maid’s portfolio we’re dealing with here. That is how Dallas Cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones, described their

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The NFL and Tie-in Sales

The NFL’s Washington Redskins now require their customers to pay by cash, by cheque, or with a Redskins Extra Points

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The NHL: Totals, Averages, and Marginals

From an article in the Trono Star, A secret NHL report detailing the ticket revenues of its 30 teams reveals

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Legalized Scalping

In our Radioeconomics discussion about the World Series this morning, King Banaian, Phil Miller, and I discussed ticket scalping at

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What is it Worth to a City to Host the MLB All-Star Game?

Major League Baseball has announced that San Fransisco will host the 2007 All-star game. It is likely to bring lots

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The Merchant of Venice and World Series Tickets

The prices for tickets to World Series games in Chicago have once again been set well below the market clearing

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