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.

What Female Soccer Players Hope to Win in Court

In the court battle over the gender pay gap in women’s World Cup soccer, the U.S. national team is citing issues that relate to much more than a sport.

What Soccer Can Teach Us About Investing

When measuring happiness around the world after a World Cup finals match, the pain of loss can exceed the pleasure of gain.

How Game Theory Explains World Cup Penalty Shootouts

We can use economic game theory to understand the decisions made by kickers and goalies during World Cup penalty shootouts.

The Impact of World Cup Soccer On Stock Markets

“Amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most  important.” Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) European Central Bank researchers have hypothesized that World Cup Soccer distracts stock market participants. Using data on trading activity during the 2010 games from 15 International…

World Cup Soccer and Stock Markets

Referring to a basic investing strategy, Vanguard founder, Jack Bogle said, “Buy and hold forever”. If you disagree, though, you might want to hear about the impact of World Cup soccer on stock markets. In a recent academic study, researchers…