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December 2006

Proof and the NBA

TrueHoop posted a letter from a reader weighing in on the discussion of how to measure performance in the NBA. The title of the post – Let’s See the Proof – and the following statement, pretty much summarizes the argument. …the only way to prove if Berri’s model is accurate …

Point Shaving in NCAA Basketball

Sports Economics is not just about The Wages of Wins. To make that point, I am starting a new feature that spotlights the empirical work of other sports economists, similar to our discussion of the work of Beck Taylor and Justin Trogdon in the book. My first review in this …

Defending Sports Economics

Yesterday the Wages of Wins Journal’s Blog Stat passed the 100,000 mark. So let me start by thanking everyone who is making our thoughts on sports a part of their day. In looking at what to write about today I thought about commenting on King Kaufman’s column at Salon.com yesterday. …