Showing posts with category "labor markets"

Minimum Age for the NBA Players

Former player and current TV analyst Steve Kerr propose raising the NBA minimum age from 19 to 20 in a recent Grantland column. His argument is simple. The

April 17, 2022
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labor markets

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

Amateur Baseball Players and International "Trade"

The Japanese called it a gentlemen's agreement. It looks more like collusion to me, and it's good to see the competition for good amateurs from any country.

February 16, 2022
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baseball

Sports Econ Musings

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

February 16, 2022
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labor markets

Arduous Arbitration

It's getting to be arbitration time in baseball. Each year a set of players and teams negotiate under the threat that a third party (a panel of three

February 16, 2022
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arbitration

No Country for Old Men: The Bowden Saga

Due to travels, I missed writing about the Bobby Bowden affair during the height of the storm. The dismay among FSU fans is strong. In an Orlando Sentinel

February 15, 2022
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bowden

The Value of Recruiting

Echoing Skip's post below, I link to this article about Kansas State assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill, about whose salary a recent stink was raised:

August 6, 2021
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college basketball

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

March 2, 2020
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labor markets

An Application of the Backwards Bending Supply Curve

The law of supply says that when the price of a good rises, all else equal, the quantity supplied of that good also rises.  Applied to labor markets, the more

December 21, 2019
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baseball