How Baseball Can Solve Its Home Run Problem

When we look at baseball’s home run problem through an economic lens, we see how labor and capital have made a huge difference.

How March Madness Generates Gender Bias

March Madness is a brand. As a trademarked phrase, it represents more than a tournament. It is a massive moneymaker that creates excitement, rivalries, and riveted viewership. It also represents NCAA gender inequality. NCAA Gender Inequality At this year’s tournament,…

Where An Online Collectible is Worth $69 Million

Using V-bucks, Fortnite players accumulate the skins that make look alike video characters more unique. One thousand V-bucks could cost close to $9.99. Below, you are looking at a rare skin:   Similar and yet very different, another online collectible…

What a Difference a Fan Makes…Maybe

This week, during the first five days of the 2021 Australian Open, the stadium was packed…by pandemic standards. It was 50 percent occupied with up to 30,000 fans. Then, authorities declared a snap lockdown because of a Covid outbreak. The…

How Super Bowl LV Is Different

On January 30, 2000, 11 start-ups ran Super Bowl ads. Within just a year, eight were gone because of a bankruptcy or a buyout. $2 million or so was a lot for a young firm to spend: 2021 Super Bowl…

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.