Posts by Kevin Grier
How to Boost Your Medal Count in Seven Easy Steps
On the economics of Olympic success.
Would I Lie to You?
The problem with buying sports “experiences.”
What Would the End of Football Look Like?
An economic perspective on CTE and the concussion crisis.
Explaining the Bowl System
Why do the bowls persist? Crony capitalism rules once again. This bowl season, 70 teams will compete in 35 bowls and more than $180 million will be paid to the conferences and schools represented. Ten will play in BCS bowls, which pay the lion’s share of the money. Everyone from President Barack Obama to University […]
The Economics of Moneyball
Do the principles really work anymore?
Two Economists Explain the NBA Lockout
Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier are both economists. They are also both basketball fans. Here’s their take on the NBA lockout.