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Skip called attention to a op-ed I published in the LA Times. An upshot of the piece, and similar ones

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FIFA: Money, Control, or Both

After goals not given, diving, low scoring, reds for nothing, penalties overlooked, ... of the World Cup, arguably the strongest

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Superb World Cup 'Selection Bias' Example

For all those economics professors and tutors out there who struggle to explain the crucial concept of ‘selection bias’, a

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If not for Iniesta...

With the dust settling on the World Cup Final last Sunday, we are still debating various aspects of the game

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God Save the Queen and English Football

Here at TheSportsEconomist, we're not just sports economists but also sports fans, and therefore there was a healthy degree of rivalry

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Optimal Size of the Rugby World Cup

The 2011 Rugby World Cup has now progressed past the Pool Stage, with the Quarter-Finals to be played this coming weekend. Hosts New

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Wake Me Up When We Play Algeria

2-2 vs. Slovenia, and whew!  That was the most thrilling tie in American history.  We're still alive!! As for the

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World Cup Notes

I think hosting the World Cup in South Africa may be too large a burden for a smallish developing country:  population 49

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Mega-Events in Developing Nations

South Africa has spent at least $6 billion in preparations for this summer's World Cup. How can a poor but

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World Cup Bid 2018/2022

Stephen J. Dubner blogged about a report I wrote about the 2018/2022 World Cup bid a group of Americans has

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