Why the MLB Gender Grade Is a C

With two masters degrees and a Cardinals internship on her resume, Rachel Balkovec was ignored by 15 baseball teams when she applied for a coaching job. Then though, she applied as Rae, and got a ton of responses… until they…

The Sticky Side of Sports Viewership

Although everyone expected a spike in sports viewership when games resumed, they were surprised by the fans’ response.

Why a Free Race Like the Tour de France is Really Expensive

Although spectators watch the Tour de France for free along its route, the race is able to generate huge revenue for its owners.

What a Behavioral Economist Says About Exercise

Further evidence that economics is everywhere, a behavioral economist knows how to incentivize exercise through temptation bundling.

Where Peanuts Are Like Hot Dogs

Roasted peanuts and hot dogs become rather similar when we look at the impact of the coronavirus on Major League Baseball.

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.