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July 2010

Why Macroeconomists Should Watch Sports

My latest for the Huffington Post links the stories told in Stumbling on Wins to recent Congressional testimony by Nobel Laureate Robert Solow.  My interest in this story is twofold. First, I wanted to once again emphasize a major story in Stumbling on Wins.  What we see with respect to …

Another Look at Team USA in 2010

About a week ago, Patrick Minton offered a look at Team USA in 2010.  This examination noted that despite the loss of every player from Team USA 2008, a few “stars” remained.  Now, though, we have even more information. Chris Sheridan reports that Team USA has cut Tyreke Evans, O.J. …

A Q&A with Valley of the Suns

Michael Schwartz – from Valley of the Suns – recently sent me a series of questions focused on Stumbling on Wins and the Phoenix Suns.  The first part of my answers — 1 on 1 with David Berri: Part 1 – were posted today.  Michael tells me that the second …

Are There No “Stars” for Team USA?

Patrick Minton was born and raised in Minnesota.  After graduating with a degree in Psychology, he travelled abroad in Germany.  In Germany he did a number of odd jobs to pay the bills, including coaching basketball at all levels.  He says he has always been a numbers freak, going so …

Can Toronto Overcome the Loss of Chris Bosh?

Devin Dignam grew up in small town about 45 minutes north-west of Toronto, before moving to Ottawa (you know, the capital of Canada?), where he completed a B.Sc in Human Kinetics and a B.Ed. Devin is getting tired of tolerating the constant hockey coverage in Canada, and wishes for Canada’s …