Eco 320  CALENDAR

Readings and Assignments – Fall 2011

 

LvA=The Economics of Sports, 4th ed, by Michael Leeds & Peter von Allmen, Prentice Hall, 2011.

DL=Discussion Leader: If you are one of the Discussion Leaders (DL) for the day you will be expected to volunteer responses.   

 

WNITW=What's New In The World Discussion Leader 

 

SEP 6

Introduction to course

Introduction to each other: SPEED DATING

   What are big issues in sports? 

 

Go over syllabus

    Success in the course: Give a sh**

Sports Quiz

TH Sep 8 class: wear comfortable shoes

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Read by Sep 13: LvA Chapter 1  Purpose: Get an overview of course issues.  

SEP 8  wear comfortable shoes

 

WNITW= Riley M

 

DL=Jamal A, Eric B, Matthew B

 

Opportunity Costs, Absolute & Comparative Advantage

 

Be sure to read after class: Who is the world's greatest athlete?

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Assignment 1: In-class DUE Sept 13 TYPED

 

2. Print out PowerPoint slides (6 to a page) for class on Sep 13

SEP 13

 

WNITW= Marvinn W

 

DL=Samantha C, Brandon D, Alex F

 

Assignments 1 Due 

 

Football Kickoff rule change

 

OC PPT last slide question

Who is the world's greatest athlete question?

 

MEET IN Murphy 273 (computer classroom) on Sep 15

  NOTE: If you are not in class on Thursday Sep 15, I cannot answer your questions concerning Empirical Assignment 1.  

 

Demand for Labor=Marginal Revenue Product

  

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Read by Sep 15: LvA Chapter 8 pp 243-244, 248-253


SEP 15  MEET IN Murphy 273 (computer classroom)

 

WNITW=Aaron S

 

DL=Camden H, Ashley H, Matthew H

 

Work on Empirical Assignment 1

  

MEET IN Murphy 273 (computer classroom) on Sep 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

Empirical Assignment 1 DUE Beginning of class Sep 22

 

SEP 20 MEET IN Murphy 273 (computer classroom)

 

WNITW=Erik S

 

DL=Caitlin H, Matthew K, Jacob L

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ASSIGNMENTS

1. QUIZ 1 Sep 27 List of Topics & Practice Quiz

2. Empirical Assignment 1 DUE Beginning of class Sep 22

SEP 22

 

WNITW=Jeffrey S

 

DL=Jenifer L, Clint, M, Philip M

 

Empirical Assignment 1 DUE

 

Babe Ruth

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Read by Sep 27: LvA Chapter 2 pp 13-29

 

2. QUIZ 1 Sep 27 

SEP 27

 

WNITW=Hannah S

 

DL=Nathan M, Nicolai M, Benedicte M

 

QUIZ 1 (first 45 minutes. Class afterwards.) 

 

Babe Ruth

 

http://badgerherald.com/oped/2010/12/05/the_worst_people_on_.php

 

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes272021.htm#st

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Read by Oct 4: LvA Chapter 2 pp 29-42; Chapter 4 pp 107-124

SEP 29

 

WNITW=Bethany S

 

DL=Logan N, Lacey P, Rhett R

 

 

Practice Problems

 

 

 

 

 

  

ASSIGNMENTS

 

OCT 4

 

WNITW=Rhett Reuter

 

DL=Bethany S, Hannah S, Jeffrey S

 

Pass back Empirical Assignment 1:

     THEORETICAL SECTION

     GRAMMAR 

 

Pass back QUIZ 1 with ANSWERS

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_seat_license

 

Related to Empirical Assignment 2

http://tumblr.mlarson.org/post/8096732692/1992-nlcs-sid-breams-mad-dash-just-remembered

1992 NLCS, Game 7: Pirates 2 at Braves 3 F -- October 14, 1992 -- Pirates ace Doug Drabek pitches eight innings of shutout baseball, putting the Pirates three outs from the World Series. But Drabek fails to retire the first three batters in the ninth and is lifted in favor of closer Stan Belinda. After Belinda records two outs, little-used Francisco Cabrera singles to left and Sid Bream chugs home from second ahead of Barry Bonds' throw to give Atlanta the Pennant.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Empirical Assignment 2 DUE Beginning of class Oct 25

OCT 6

 

WNITW=Lacey P

 

DL=Erik S, Aaron S, Marvinn W

 

 

 

Chapter 4 PPT

 

Chapter 9 PPT

 

Free Agency in MLB

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Practice Problems Stop by my office if you have questions on any of them.

2. Read by Oct 13: LvA Chapter 4 pp 124-132; Chapter 9 pp 279-292; Chapter 10 pp 311-336

OCT 11

 

WNITW=Logan N

 

DL=Riley M, Jamal A, Eric B

 

Monopsony and Empirical Assignment 2

 

Who is Bill Veeck? READ Leeds pp 102-103  

     What is the weirdest or best promotion you've encountered? 

 

Who is Mitt Romney? READ Leeds pp 237-238

 

 

 

Documentaries on Race Discrimination in NFL or NBA?

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Read by Oct 13: Chapter 10 pp 311-336

 

2.  Read by Oct 13:

The Sports Business as a Labor Market Laboratory, pp. 75-83.

 

3. QUIZ 2 Oct 18 List of Topics

OCT 13

 

WNITW=Benedicte M

 

DL=Matthew B, Samantha C, Brandon D

 

Salary Cap and Competitive Balance PPT

 

Discrimination

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

Read by Oct 18 The Sports Business as a Labor Market Laboratory, pp. 83-86.

OCT 18

 

WNITW=Nicolai M

 

DL=Alex F, Camden H, Ashley H

 

QUIZ 2 (First 45 minutes. Class afterwards)

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Assignment 2: Due beginning of class Oct 25 (Remember to type) ASN 2 WORKSHEET

2. Assignment 3: Due beginning of class Oct 27.

OCT 20

 

No class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

OCT 25

 

WNITW=Nathan M

 

DL=Matthew H, Caitlin H, Matthew K

 

Empirical Assignment 2 DUE Beginning of class

 

Assignment 2 DUE  

 

Assignment 4 in class

 

ASSIGNMENTS

Read by Oct 27: LvA Chapter 5 pp 145-160 & 162-170.

OCT 27

 

WNITW=Philip M

 

DL=Jacob L, Jenifer L, Clint M

 

Assignment 3 DUE

  

Complete Assignment 4 in class

 

Competitive Balance PPT

 

Assignment 5   - Lorenz data

 

NOV 1

 

WNITW=Clint M

 

DL=Philip M, Nathan M, Nicolai M

 

Assignments 4 & 5 DUE  

  

Public Goods and Stadium Financing PPT

 

 

Pass back QUIZ 2 with ANSWERS

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Assignment 6 part 1: DUE Beginning of class Nov 3: Repeat Asn 3 for a much earlier year (in the 1990's or earlier). Turn in hard copy of spreadsheet.

 

2. Have your Asn 3 and Asn 6 Part 1 Excel files available to use in class on Nov 3. That is, have the files available in your online file, and/or email them to yourselves, and/or have them on a flashdrive.

 

NOV 3: MEET IN CWH 216 (Computer Lab)

 

WNITW=Jenifer L

 

DL=Benedicte M, Logan N, Lacey P

 

Assignment 6 part 1 DUE: You will not be allowed in class unless this is done.

 

Asn 3 and Asn 6 Part 1 files due in class.

 

Assignment 6 & Assignment 7 done in class  

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. QUIZ 3 Nov 10 List of Topics and Practice Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

NOV 8

 

WNITW=Jacob L

 

DL=Rhett R, Bethany S, Hannah S

 

 

 

NOTE: List of Topics changed  

 

Practice Problems

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

NOV 10

 

WNITW=Matthew K

 

DL=Jeffrey S, Erik S, Aaron S

 

QUIZ 3 (First 45 minutes. Class afterwards)

 

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Former-Penn-State-LB-Matt-Millen-gets-emotional-?urn=ncaaf-wp9465

 

Public Finance and Stadium Financing

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment 9: Due Nov 17 beginning of class. Use the theory of MRP to support the thesis that college athletes should be paid. Support your thesis with 3-4 arguments from reliable sources, that need not be peer-reviewed journal articles.

 

Assignment 8: Due Nov 15 beginning of class. On the NFL Lorenz curve graph drawn on Nov 8, draw a Lorenz curve for one other sport using the links to data from Asn 5.  Show your work on how you calculated the points on the Lorenz curve.

 

Read the linked article by Nov 15 and SUMMARIZE the main points in your notes about the research on the Economic Impact of Sports Facilities. The Economics of Sports Facilities and Their Communities, 2000

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Read by Nov 17: LvA Chapter 6; Chapter 7 pp 207-226.

   

NOV 15

 

WNITW=Caitlin H

 

DL=Marvinn W, Riley Moore,

 

 

Assignment 8 Due

 

Reading on Economic Impact due

 

Ch 7 Economic Impact PPT

 

Pass back QUIZ 3 with ANSWERS

 

Assignment 7 material: Indentured servitude was a popular form of labor in colonial North America.  Poor, underprivileged individuals would voluntarily provide services demanded by their “masters” in exchange for lodging, clothing, food, and other “necessities.”  However, indentured servants were not entitled to any remuneration in the form of wages or a salary.  In early America, many employers did not have the capital to provide any sort of monetary compensation for the laborers.  Hundreds of years later, the indentured servitude system persists.  Instead of calling the workers indentured servants, the NCAA calls them student athletes.  The phrase is little more than a veil for a true descriptor - indentured athletes.  Nobody forces indentured athletes to accept an athletic scholarship to perform their services for universities, major college conferences, and the NCAA, but similarly, indentured servants were not coerced into working on farms and in shops in colonial America.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

 

    

 

NOV 17

 

WNITW=Matthew H

 

DL=Jamal A, Eric B, Matthew B

 

 

Cheating and Steroids: Game Theoretic analysis

Social Network Analysis

 

The NCAA: Corrupt Cartel

 

 

Assignment 9 Due

Data for Research Paper 3: Possible Topics discussed in class

     MLB data 2003

     MLB data 1991-2003 

         

ASSIGNMENTS

Read by Nov 22: LvA Chapter 11

 

 

 

     

NOV 22

 

WNITW=Ashley H

 

DL=Samantha C, Brandon D, Alex F

 

Discuss Empirical Paper 2

 

Discuss Empirical Paper 3

 

Sales Tax

 

The NCAA: Corrupt Cartel

  

ASSIGNMENTS

Read by Nov 29: LvA Chapter 4 pp 132-138

NOV 24

 

No class: Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOV 29

 

WNITW=Camden H

 

DL=Camden H, Ashley H, Matthew H

 

1. Should college players be paid?

2. Review of Sales Tax and cost/benefits

3. The NCAA: Corrupt Cartel.

 

  

ASSIGNMENTS

DEC 1

 

WNITW=Alex F

 

DL=Caitlin H, Matthew K, Jacob L

 

Title IX

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.Read "Public Funding of Professional Sports Stadiums" by beginning of class Dec 6, taking notes on the CVM method, and how it was applied in the Pittsburgh case and the drawbacks of this method. There will be an assignment in class on this, so please take good notes.

2.
Read Leeds text, pp 338-340 on Title IX by Dec 6.

DEC 6

 

WNITW=Brandon D

 

DL=Jenifer L, Clint, M, Philip M

 

Send me your favs: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hdpid=49&id=111318&navid=nhl-rr-topvids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOIlfV-XtBg

 

Public Funding/CVM article reading due for discussion

 

Title IX PPT

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Read: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2875521

 

2. Read: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/18/sports/high-school-sports-in-field-hockey-a-twist-on-title-ix.html?pagewanted=1

 

 

DEC 8

 

WNITW=Samantha C

 

DL=Nathan M, Nicolai M, Benedicte M

 

Review for final: List of Topics and Practice Quiz for the topics covered since Quiz 3

 

View Favorite sports clips

 

Written Course Evaluations  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnXA0PoEE6Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNyMP9ddrg

 

1st play in overtime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpAp9clbMvE

Marshawn Lynch Beastmode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynn7VGY2Asc

Federer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xgJjDhZtuY&feature=related

He chips at 1:10 in the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9lRNe5bcmI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3BLrgvgHnE, a video from a soccer game from champions league in 2002. Very cool :) 

immaculate reception

Rodgers to Jennings :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGg8Wu50k3I

Torrey Smith game winner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIvTi5y61kk

Randall Cobb kick return
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmc1yVmuXxk

We want the ball and were gonna score.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzpowxGfVFE

Best Coaching Rants EVER!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G17zp0_26xU&feature=related

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

DEC 13

 

WNITW=Matthew B

 

DL=Logan N, Lacey P, Rhett R

 

Last day of classes

 

  

ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

Finals schedule:

 7:45-9:45 on Monday Dec 19 in classroom

   

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