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Kobe Bryant, MVP?

April 15, 2006 by


The ever insightful Bill Simmons of has announced his choice for NBA MVP.  Generally what Simmons says is golden, but choosing Kobe Bryant as MVP is but one more example of an NBA analyst focusing on totals rather than efficiency.  Clearly Kobe heads to the top of the class because of his scoring totals.  […]

Inefficiency in the NFL Draft

April 15, 2006 by


One of the major themes in our book is that decision-makers in sports do not always process information efficiently. Such work falls under the umbrella of Behavioral Economics, a field led by Richard Thaler. Now that the NFL draft season is upon us – a favorite time of year for us Lions fans – a […]