Showing posts with category "collusion"

Morocco lost the Cup of Nations over irrational fears about Ebola

(Co-authored by Ann Sheehy, Department of Biology, College of the Holy Cross.)

February 16, 2022
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general

Indian Premier League Cricket - Player Auction

Cricket is a game of many forms. At the international level, there is Test Cricket (5 days, theoretically 450 overs for the match and two innings per team),

February 16, 2022
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general

Ticket Prices and Team Quality

The Kansas City Royals have raised ticket prices for next season by 15%. This announcement comes on the heels of another not-so stellar season. It also comes

February 16, 2022
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elasticity of demand

Does Baseball’s Salary Arbitration Process Reduce Player Performance and Weaken Player-Club Relationships?

Guest Post by John Budd

February 16, 2022
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arbitration

The NFL to Member Teams: All Your Los Angeleses are Belong to Us

When the most recent print version of the Sports Business Journal arrived at Chez Miller, an above the fold headline read:  "NFL: We Have Final Say in L.A."

February 16, 2022
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cartels

Farewell to Bad Calls or Just Less Complaining?

Maybe I just enjoy defending the dead horse that keeps getting kicked or the indefensible (like Monday's Night's call against the Packers), but here goes one

February 16, 2022
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nfl

American Needle v. NFL Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the American Needle v. National Football League case yesterday. The central issue in the case, whether or not the

February 16, 2022
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antitrust

RIP Thomas Roberts

Thomas Roberts, the arbitrator who found MLB teams had colluded in the free agent market in the mid 1980's (and who was fired twice by MLB), has passed. From

February 16, 2022
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arbitration

When is a subsidy not a subsidy?

Readers of ezdzine.com know that we generally take a very hard line against public subsidies for sports. So, I am a bit surprised to find myself, I think, on the other side for once. Travis Waldron...

May 12, 2020
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general

The Honeymoon is Already Over in Gwinnett

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. A consultant’s study used by county officials to justify spending $64 million on the stadium said Gwinnett’s demographics and economy made it “one of the stronges...

May 12, 2020
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attendance

Franchise tag economics

The NFL is approaching the deadline after which players become free agents, and are able to negotiate with other teams. The salary cap puts teams in the position of having to decide which of their ...

March 2, 2020
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labor markets

Blown Saves and Loss Minimization

Textbook economic models of firms typically begin with the assumption that firms make decisions in order to maximize profits.  When a firm realizes that it will incur losses no matter what it choos...

January 31, 2020
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baseball