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David Berri
Click to view contentMonica Abbott led all pitchers of the the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league with 17 wins during the 2017 season. Since Abbott's team -- the Scrap Yard Dawgs -- only won 31 games that year, Abbott was apparently worth 55% of her team's wins. Of course, that can't be right.  Although people in softball (and baseball) routinely assign team wins to… (Show more)
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Jennifer Bilello
When is EconEd 2019? The EconEd Conference will be held on October 18-19th, 2019. Where is EconEd 2019? EconEd will be in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel at 817 Common St, New Orleans, LA 70112. How can I follow EconEd on social media? You can follow EconEd through our Twitter and…
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David Berri
When a game ends we know which team won. What we don't know is how each player contributed to the outcome we observed. Coaches -- and perhaps some fans -- might want to think that teams win and lose entirely as a team.  But that is not exactly right. Some players clearly seem to matter more than others. In basketball -- as Sports Economics… (Show more)
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David Berri
The NFC and AFC championship games are this weekend. The quarterbacks in these games -- Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, and Jared Goff -- are the last signal callers playing and clearly must be the best quarterbacks in the game. Right?   Although these quarterbacks are the only quarterbacks with something to play for anymore, the NFL… (Show more)
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David Berri
The NFC and AFC championship games are this weekend.  The quarterbacks in these games -- Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, and Jared Goff -- are the last signal callers playing and clearly must be the best quarterbacks in the game. Right? Although these quarterbacks are the only quarterbacks with something to play for anymore, the NFL… (Show more)
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