What Empty Stadiums Could Do To MLB

With coronavirus social distancing, MLB revenue and costs will depend on if, how many, and when fans can attend baseball games.

The Sad Story of the Two Tons of Mint That Nobody Wanted

When people are not going to drink128,000 Mint Juleps because the Kentucky Derby is postponed, the local mint grower has a problem.

The Cost of a 2020 Olympic Delay

Cancelling the 2020 Olympics, Japan made a decision that had countless hidden costs for athletes and many other individuals and businesses.

Throwback Thursday: What Past Super Bowl Ads Said About the Economy

#TBT: For some economic history and a bit of fun, we can look at Apple 1984, the Sock Puppet, and other past Super Bowl ads.

How U.S. Labor Productivity Relates to Nike’s Vaporflys

Whether looking at the marathon runners that wear Nike’s Vaporfly sneakers or U.S. labor productivity, we can see the importance of capital innovation.

Why World Series Ticket Prices Are Soaring

Because baseball fans from Washington D.C. have waited 86 years for their team to reach the top, their World Series ticket prices are soaring.

Why Japan Has World Cup Beer Worries

Because Japan is not a country of beer drinkers, it has to adjust to massive beer demand when it hosts the Rugby World Cup.

When To Speed Up Tennis

To minimize the negative externality that players like Rafael Nadal create, officials have tried speeding up tennis with a serve clock.

Deciding Which Matters: Luck or Skill

For fantasy sports games to be legal in states where online gambling was prohibited, they had to prove whether luck or skill mattered more.

What Economists Say About a Penalty Kick

Confirming that economics relates to almost everything, game theory can explain yesterday’s women’s World Cup semifinal penalty kick save by the U.S. team.