When Alphabetical Order Matters

Ranging from the Olympics to scholarly papers and with everything in between, alphabetical order is an equalizer.

When Baseball Umpires Should Not Pay Attention

Shown by home plate umpires, paying attention becomes easier when we use it less in the past or expect not to need it in the future.

How Skateboarding Took Us Closer to Gender Equity

While female skateboarders had some success with the gender pay gap, it remains for average players and at the top in other sports.

Where Are the Olympic Women?

Reflected by the rising number of female Olympic medal winners, gender equality has improved at the Olympics.

Where We Will Add Some Sanity to March Madness

Because a viral video circulated during this year’s March Madness, NCAA women’s basketball will be treated more equitably in the future.

How An Olympic Medal Can Make Someone Sad

Depending on whether they won gold, silver, or bronze, Olympic medal winners might not be as happy as we would expect.

What We Can Learn From An Olympic Medal

Looking at the past, present, and future, we can see that Olympic medal counts relate to much more than athletic talent.

How a Hot Dog Is Like a Model T Ford

As always, the competitive eating techniques at Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest are really all about economics.

How to Create a Student Athlete Pay Market

With different state laws and a Supreme Court decision affecting the NCAA, everywhere student athlete pay rules will change.

Why Runners Are Like Economists

Because of sneaker technology, the seconds that runners have sliced off the records will continue during this month’s Olympic trials.