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More on the Price-Wolfers Study

May 2, 2007 by


Jonathan Weiler – of the Starting Five, and formerly of Sports Media Review – asked me to comment on a column by John Hollinger (insider blog).   Hollinger looked at the Price-Wolfers study – entitled “Racial Discrimination Among NBA Referees” – and noted that the size of the effect, according to Hollinger, seems small.  As I […]

Implicit Bias in the NBA

May 2, 2007 by


If sports didn’t exist, sports would have to be invented by social scientists. Research in the social sciences is difficult since we do not often have data on worker productivity or data generated in a controlled environment. In sports, we have an abundance of data on worker productivity and the contest environment is much more […]