General

General

"Money" and "Ball" and the Cost per Win Fallacy

In his article, "Based on Payrolls, Brewers Faring Quite Well This Season," Tom Haudricourt offers us the following: "The bottom

Continue Reading
Economic Impact General NFL

Economic Impact and the Substitution Effect

Here at the Sports Economist, one criticism of economic impact reports we commonly make is that these studies rarely account

Continue Reading
General

Necessary Condition for Success at Football

"Coyote blog" posts: You hear a lot of debate about what wins NFL Championships - is it offense, defense, the

Continue Reading
General

Wise Crowds

Rod Fort's challenge to anyone who could outdo college football preseason polls (Not Exactly Julian Simon ...) reminded me about

Continue Reading
General

Capital Improvements in Sports

There's a couple of articles that I ran across this morning about capital improvements in sports. The first, from the

Continue Reading
General

Health Risks to Athletes: Beyond Steroids

Steroids have attracted a huge amount of attention in recent years including several posts here. A recent study (see article)

Continue Reading
General

Negotiations over the Vikings

Negotitations over the Minnesota Vikings are reaching a head. At this point, Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler has exclusive negotiating rights

Continue Reading
General

Sunk Costs in Baseball

A sunk cost is an unavoidable sacrifice: no matter what a person does, the sacrifice will be made and it's

Continue Reading
General

Olympic TV Ratings in the US

ABC's Dancing with the Stars olympically outdistanced the Winter Games on Americans' telly dials last night: “Stars” averaged 27.1 million

Continue Reading
General

It's just not cricket

Happy new year sports economists. Australia and India are halfway through a four game series of Test Cricket. Whether the

Continue Reading
General

A Response to bobby and Phil

My colleague Phil recently highlighted a comment by bobby, one of our many great readers. Bobby is concerned that we here

Continue Reading
General

MLB and collusion

After being found guilty of collusion several times in the 1980s and 1990s, including being assessed millions of dollars in

Continue Reading