Phil Miller

Olympics

Should US Olympic Training Be Federally Supported?

Here’s a short post about the sacrifices made to make an athlete an Olympian. Mama, don’t let your babies grow

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Demand Curves Slope Down

From the Charlotte Observer (membership read): In two months, the Charlotte Bobcats begin playing in a new, publicly funded uptown

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General Gerald Scully legal monopsony

"Looking at the Monopsony in the Mirror"

  Although still a distant second to monopoly, buyer power and monopsony are hot topics in the antitrust community. Despite

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Analyzing College Football Television Ratings

I’m obsessed with conference realignment, and the influence that big money television contracts have had on college football. Ever since

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expansion NCAA; college sports; football

Will the Big 10 Raid the Big XII? An Exercise in Club Theory

Sports leagues can be thought of as clubs. To enter any club, permission must be obtained from the incumbents, which

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Why are Concessions so Cheap at the Masters?

Why are concessions so expensive at the ballpark? Some of the explanations include: The captured consumer theory. Once in the

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General

An Impact of the NCAA Tournament?

One of the more amusing reasons why sports are not boons to local economies is that they drive more unproductive

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Major League Baseball Officials: Internet Entrepreneurs

I recall the good old days when I could follow the Chicago Cub's loss by tuning into WGN 720AM's internet

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College Football pricing

The Price of Success in Sports

Mizzou heads into the upcoming football season with national championship aspirations. They return 10 of 11 starters on defense, a

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General

Everything's Bigger in Texas

When I was a student at Mizzou back in the 90s, I remember reading articles where potential recruits would say

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Economic Impact NBA

Overstating King James' Impact on the Cleveland Economy

Meghan Barr, an AP correspondent from Cleveland, needs a lesson in economics in this article about LeBron James. "James has

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College Athletic Department Subsidies

ESPN has a new data tool that allows people to obtain detailed expense and revenue data for many major college

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