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MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Watching NBA highlights last night on NBATV, I stumbled across this video story on the 2010 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics

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Sports Econ Musings

A Real-Time Economic Indicator from Sports World: One of my colleagues returned from Talladega, reporting that crowds for the Sprint

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If It’s Broke, Why Not Fix It?

While spending the fall semester on the West Coast, I attended the MPSF Water Polo championships. (MPSF stands for Mountain

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An Economist’s Quick Thoughts on the LeBron James Decision

LeBron James is catching a torrent of criticism over his decision to leave his “hometown team”, the Cleveland Cavaliers, for

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The Short Supply of Tall People is Getting Longer

From a past entry from Dave Berri’s Wages of Wins Journal: The statement about competitive balance reflects an argument offered

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Carmelo: Subtraction by Addition (So Far)

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post doesn’t exactly offer a resounding endorsement of the February 21 NY Knicks acquisition

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Operating Losses in the NBA

From an article entitled “A  confidential report shows nearly half the NBA lost money last season.  Now what?” from ESPN.com:

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NBA Locks Out Referees

Labor relations in professional sports are notoriously contentious. Nobody gets along. Players strike, owners lock out players, referees strike, owners

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Economics of Sportsmanship

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski blasted LeBron James for his behavior after the Magic series and his “explanation” of it the

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Bringing the Game Back – The Role of Prices

Responding to some of the doomers and gloomers who see the NBA going to hell in a handbasket, Dave Berri

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“Termination Risk and Agency Problems: Evidence from the NBA”

Here’s a link to new working paper by Alma Cohen, Nadav Levy, and Roy Sasson.  Here is the abstract. When

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19 Years Old, 100% Publicly Financed and Owned, and a Pile of Rubble

The Charlotte Coliseum, the site of 19 years of sporting excellence, has been imploded. This arena was opened in 1988

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