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Behavioral Economics

November 20, 2006 by

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The rule I have adopted for this blog is one post a day. The reason for this rule is that I wish to guard against the blog taking away time from my academic research. So far, my one post a day rule appears to be working. Today, though, I don’t feel like working on this […]

The Short Supply of Tall People

November 20, 2006 by

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Matthew Yglesias has posted a comment on Competitive Balance in the NBA. His comment echoes one of the stories we tell in The Wages of Wins – specifically that the NBA suffers from a “Short Supply of Tall People.” In his comment, Yglesias links to The Wages of Wins Journal. Unfortunately, I do not think […]

The Surprising Utah Jazz

November 20, 2006 by

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After ten games the Utah Jazz have the best record in the NBA. How did this happen? In reviewing the Jazz of last season I noted that this team had several above average front-court players – Andrei Kirilenko, Carlos Boozer, Mehmut Okur, and Matt Harpring – and very little in the backcourt. And although the […]

Review from the International Journal of Sport Finance

November 20, 2006 by

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On Saturday I noted JC Bradbury’s review of our book in The International Journal of Sport Finance. As I mentioned, this is the first review of our book in an academic setting by a fellow academic. Unfortunately I could not post this review without permission. Today I received this permission from Dennis Howard, the editor […]