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David Berri
The NBA season begins this week. In most sports, the start of a new season is time for optimism.  But in the NBA -- as I detail in my latest for Forbes -- for most teams, there isn't much reason to be optimistic. At least, if by optimism we mean "there is hope your favorite team can win a championship in 2019" then for most teams there is no real… (Show more)
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David Berri
A few more thoughts on my latest for Forbes: Few Would Take The Nobel Prize Selection Process Seriously If Applied To Sports In sports -- as noted in Chapter Six -- we have a number of metrics to answer that question. But this class isn't just about sports. It's also about economics. When people ask the question "who is the best?" in economics,… (Show more)
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Jennifer Bilello
We are pleased to announce that Darshak Patel will be our MC for EconEd 2018.   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 Time Speaker Talk  1:00 - 1:10 PM Darshak Patel, Master of Ceremonies Welcome 1:15 - 1:40 PM Steven Pearlstein “A different way of teaching economics principles to non-economics majors” 1:45 - 2:10 PM Irene Foster "I am Just Not a Math Person"…
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Jennifer Bilello
When is EconEd 2018? EconEd 2018 will be held October 12-13th, 2018. Where is EconEd 2018? EconEd 2018 will be in Nashville, Tennessee at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2100 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 How can I follow EconEd on social media? You can follow EconEd through our Twitter and Periscope feeds for live coverage of the…
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David Berri
Exploitation was defined by Joan Robinson as a worker being paid a wage less than their marginal revenue product. As noted in Sports Economics, we expect this to happen if the worker's bargaining power is limited by an employer with monopsonistic power. A good example was Major League Baseball prior to the enactment of free agency in the… (Show more)
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
Here is a recording of the 04/09/18 webinar on how Macmillan Learning is using user-centered design, learning science, data mining, and impact research to develop a next generation of learning solutions. Presenter: Dr. Adam Black, Chief Learning Officer    Table of Contents:    Intro 0:00-1:10 Why Invest in Learning Science 1:10-2:31 How We… (Show more)