Publications

Several distinguished economists, such as Steven Levitt, David Card, Justin Wolfers, Ulrike Malmendier and Gordon Dahl, have contributed to this literature. It illustrates that the use of sports data has a place at the frontier of economic research. Sports related publications in the top economics journals over the past years are:

  • Quarterly Journal of Economics

    Quarterly Journal of Economic
     

    • Price & Wolfers (2010): racial discrimination by basketball Referees
    • Card & Dahl (2011): family violence in response to unexpected American football losses
  • American Economic Review

    The American Economic Review
     

    • Duggan & Levitt (2002): corruption in sumo wrestling
    • DellaVigna, & Malmendier (2006): gym participation and commitment to contracts
    • Apesteguia & PalaciosHuerta (2010): decision-making under psychological pressure in football penalty taking
    • Parsons, Sulaeman, Yates & Hamermesh (2011): discrimination and the employment contracts of baseball referees
    • Kleven, Landais, & Saez, (2013): migration decisions of European football players in response to top income taxe rates
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    Journal of Political Economy
     

    • Szymanski (2000): racial discrimination in the market of English football players
    • Romer (2006): rational decision making and risk avoidance by managers in American football
    • Genakos & Pagliero (2012): risk taking by contestants in major golf tournaments