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The Economics of Crime Reconsidered: A Game Theoretic Approach with an Empirical Test from Major League Baseball  

Joseph P. McGarrity

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article uses data on hit batsmen from Major League Baseball to illustrate a mixed-strategy, game theoretic approach to the decisions of the pitcher and the batter. The pitcher would ... More

The Economics of Discrimination: Evidence from Basketball  

Lawrence M. Kahn

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article uses basketball as the laboratory to look at discrimination in pay, hiring, and retention against black National Basketball Association (NBA) players and coaches, and gender ... More

The Economics of Discrimination: Evidence from Hockey  

Neil Longley

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article replicates for hockey what others have done for baseball and basketball, with the interesting exception that alleged discrimination in hockey falls along the lines of language ... More

The Economics of Sainthood (A Preliminary Investigation)  

Robert J. Barro, Rachel M. McCleary, and Alexander McQuoid

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Saint making has been a major activity of the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. The pace of sanctifications has picked up noticeably in the past several decades under the most recent ... More

The Elasticity of Casino Gambling  

Mark W. Nichols and Mehmet Serkan Tosun

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter examines the price, cross, and income elasticity of demand for casino gambling. The focus is specifically on casino gambling, as opposed to other forms of gambling, such as ... More

Evidence of Biased Decision-Making in Betting Markets  

David McDonald, Ming-Chien Sung, and Johnnie Johnson

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Betting markets constitute naturalistic decision-making environments, which offer great potential for helping to understand individuals’ decision-making behavior. These markets feature ... More

Information Efficiency in High-Frequency Betting Markets  

J. James Reade and John Goddard

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
The betting industry has been transformed by the Internet. Growth of person-to-person betting, mediated through online betting exchanges, has been a key element of this transformation. ... More

On The Long-Run Sustainability of Tote Betting Markets  

David Edelman

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
For the past century, tote operators and horseracing bettors have enjoyed a mutually satisfying relationship. However, the past decade or so has seen periods of decline in tote ... More

Prejudice and Progress in Baseball: Lessons on the Economics of Race and Discrimination  

Stephen J. K. Walters

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article explores the organized baseball's racial record as far back as the 1880s, when segregation took root in baseball, through Branch Rickey's hiring of Jackie Robinson in 1947, up ... More

Rethinking the Study of Religious Markets  

Daniel M. Hungerman

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
In the early 1990s, little work was being produced on the economics of religion; today, dozens of papers are being written (and published) on the topic, including articles in the top ... More

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