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Wrong Numbers in Sports

Wrong Numbers in Sports

by David Berri, Martin Schmidt
     
 

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This Element is an excerpt from Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports (9780132357784) by David J. Berri and Martin B. Schmidt. Available in print and

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

This Element is an excerpt from Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports (9780132357784) by David J. Berri and Martin B. Schmidt. Available in print and digital formats.

Why sports decision-makers are wrong so often-and why they keep making the same mistakes, year after year.

When Bill James introduced his findings on the importance of on-base percentage-and the unimportance of steals-decision-makers in baseball didn't embrace his work. Their initial reaction fully reflects the lessons of behavioral economics: people have trouble accepting information that contradicts their viewpoints. The same story has been seen again and again across the North American professional sports world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132089555
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
10
File size:
245 KB

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Meet the Author

David Berri is associate professor of economics at Southern Utah University. He has written extensively on sports economics for academic journals, newspapers, and magazines, including The New York Times. Martin B. Schmidt is a professor of economics at the College of William and Mary, specializes in sports economics and macroeconomics. His writing has appeared in the field's leading academic and general interest journals. Berri and Schmidt co-authored The Wages of Wins, and maintain a popular blog that discusses the economics of sports decision-making.

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