Victor Matheson

Sports Economics

Dancing with Dumb Jocks During March Madness?

It's a common refrain heard every year during March Madness that big-time college athletics is incompatible with academics, particularly in

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March Madness Accounting

In an article today on CNN.com, the typically quite sharp Chris Isidore, a senior writer for CNNMoney, perpetuates one of

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Seeding the Madness

Are you upset that your favorite team received a 10 or 11 seed when they deserved a few higher spots?

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When is a subsidy not a subsidy?

Readers of The Sports Economist know that we generally take a tough line against public subsidies for sports. So, I

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Leagues: Not as easy as they look

The Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), the 5-team American league that just finished out its 3rd season, cancelled its 2012 season today while holding

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Just in time for March Madness

We have two views on paying college athletes just in time for March Madness. The first is an excellent summary

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Obama takes on Sports Owners

President Obama's proposed budget to Congress presents a fairly strong challenge to Republicans. It redistributes income from the rich to

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What do Obama and Don Sterling have in common?

Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn't it? However, both have significant concerns about what is arguably the

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Fear and loathing in Seattle

NBA commissioner David Stern is putting the screws to Seattle in his attempts to get the community to provide taxpayer

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A Market for Absolutely... repeat... Absolutely Everything

Companies have long been able to insure their most valuable assets against loss. In sports this means that teams can

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Is New Orelans still a Big League City?

This article in today's NY Sun, "Pro Sports Far From Easy in New Orleans," points out the difficulties facing New

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Competitive Balance in European Soccer

It's the same old story again in Europe this year. Last weekend Real Madrid clinched the league title in La

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