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How Fans React to Labor Disputes in Professional Sports

October 5, 2010 by


My latest at Huffington Post reviews the results of research Martin Schmidt and I published in the American Economic Review (AER) in 2004.  Via some fairly sophisticated time-series analysis, Marty and I found that labor disputes do not statistically impact attendance in professional sports.  In other words, fans often threaten to leave when the players […]