826Re: [APBR_analysis] WEA Meeting
- Apr 4, 2002On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, HoopStudies wrote:
> What Operations Research things have you seen? I think I saw someActually, by far, most of the research is done in baseball, I was
> baseball stuff a few years ago. I haven't seen anything in
> basketball. I haven't looked in a while. I saw something in
> Management Science, too.
refering to work on sports statistics in general, not basketball
> Paper 4: Stephen Spurr, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI andInteresting title, but I'll bet it's about baseball's business errors, not
> Anthony Krautmann, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
> Title: Baseball Errors Revisited
> Paper 4: Young Hoon Lee, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.Another intriguing title, I didn't even know there was a Korean
> Title: Attendance Decline in Korean Professional Baseball League:
> Economic Crisis or Competitive Imbalance?
professional baseball league. Competitive imbalance is a hot topic in
baseball, much less so in basketball. Despite the recent Bulls dynasty
and an ongoing potential Laker dynasty.
> Paper 1: Rodney Fort, Washington State University, Pullman, WA andFort's one of the big names in the economics of sports, I forget the name
> Young Hoon Lee, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.
> Title: Explaining the Behavior of Competitive Balance Over Time
of his frequent co-author -- Quirk? -- who I think was at Caltech.
> Session Title: PAY AND PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS IThese are the papers which presumably will have to use sports statistics
to measure players' performances levels and value. Economists should be
capable of coming up with sophisticated measures, but the stuff I've seen
usually uses just a simple Tendex-type measure, or batting average plus
other stats, or etc.
> Title: Pay and Performance in Professional Road Running: The CaseAlmost certainly a model of a marathon as a tounrnament and an
> of City Marathons
> Bernd Frick
> University of Witten/Herdecke
investigation into the effects of different compensation schemes (big
prize to the winner only? Lots of little prizes to lots of top
finishers?) Economists have been entranced by tournament theory for about
20 years now.
> Paper 3: Peter von Allmen, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.I'd kind of expect the author to be from Auburn Univ or Florida State or
> Title: A Comparison of the Season Championship Rewards and
> Incentives in NASCAR Winston Cup and Championship Auto Racing Teams
something like that. ;) Another investigation into tournament
incentives I bet.
> Paper 4: Michael Leeds, Irina Pistolet, and Elizabeth Wheaton, TempleLabor economists have done some studies of race and salary in sports,
> University, Philadelphia, PA.
> Title: The Impact of Race on Playing Time in the National Basketball
because it's one job category where the employee's performance is
relatively easy to measure objectively. Again however, they usually focus
on the economic issues and salary differentials, rather than on creating
a sophisticated performance measure.
> Paper 3: Craig A. Depken, II and Dennis P. Wilson, University ofNothing to do with basketball or sports statistics, just one of my
> Texas, Arlington, TX.
> Title: The Impacts of Cartel Enforcement in NCAA Division IA Football
favorite examples of one of the most successful cartels in the world: the
NCAA. Forget OPEC, it faces substantial competition from non-OPEC
suppliers such as Russia, Norway, Mexico, etc. The NCAA only had to
compete with the NAIA -- until the hardship draft and increasing flood of
Darryl Dawkins's, Kobes, Chandlers, etc. created a major competitor for
the supply of labor, in the form of the NBA.
> Paper 4: Stephen Shmanske, California State University, Hayward, CA.Apropos of nothing: I hate golf. The only good thing is that even golf
> Title: Market Preemption and Entry Deterrence: Evidence from the
> Golf Course Industry
fanatics are unable to bear listening to a golf broadcast, so golf doesn't
pollute the radio airwaves.
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