Economics of Race, Gender, and Sports

Johnny Ducking and I are co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy which will look at current and historical issues that intersect economics with race or gender, and sports. The intention is that this call for papers will seek scholarly work on a range of topics that relate to gender or race in professional as well as amateur sports, which include both the traditional North American big-4 sports of football, baseball, basketball, and hockey as well as international sports. The call is open to, but not limited to, studies which explore access and equality of opportunities and outcomes in sports, how sports teams and associations have tried to increase the diversity of their sport and fan base, and the socioeconomic ramifications of those actions. More information can be found in the call for papers.

University of Arkansas

Thank you to Rhet Smith and everyone in the economics and finance department at the University of Arkansas (Little Rock) for their great feedback on my paper “Macroeconomic Shocks and Racial Labour Market Differences”, which was presented today (spearheaded by Kuhelika De) in their department seminar series.