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ECON 3370 Sports Econometrics (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This applied economics course focuses on empirical analysis and features extensive application of econometric methods, including discrete choice models, panel data techniques and non-linear estimation. The course is built around a sequence of empirical exercises on topics such as the efficacy of competitive balance initiatives, the Pythagorean Theorem in baseball, the valuation of NFL draft picks, hot hands in the NBA, MLB umpire bias and home field advantage, pay/performance in the NBA, understanding differences in ticket prices, and rating team performance. A term-long empirical research project/paper is an important part of the course.


Instructor(s): Christopher Maxwell

Prerequisites: ECON2201 or ECON2203 and ECON2228 and/or ECON3327

Cross listed with:

Comments: This is not a sports history/trivia class.


Last Updated: 12-May-16