Really enjoyed last week’s defence economics workshop in Ottawa. Lots of interesting papers and was great to see so many familiar faces. Looking forward to the next one in November!
My coauthor Gary Hoover (Alabama) is at the University of West Virginia today to present our work on economic freedom and the black-white income gap in the United States. We will be presenting this work at the upcoming AEA meetings in Boston.
For those registered for my Sports Economics course this Fall, I will be adding a section on hockey analytics. Should be a good way for me to learn a few things and hopefully will be of interest to my students.This is a great article if you want to better understand the way hockey analytics may change how we view the game and the players. Hockey Analytics: Why They Help And What’s Coming Next (by Steve Burtch)
My coauthor Jeremy Jackson (NDSU) is presenting our paper (coauthored with Art Carden, Samford U) “Economic Freedom and Social Capital” at the Public Choice Society Conference Saturday, March 8 in Charleston, SC. This paper is in draft form but if you are interested in a copy I can send the latest version.
I will be part of the Manitoba Institute for Policy Research Café Politique speakers series on Wednesday February 6, 2014 at 7:00 at the McNally Robinson Bookstore in Winnipeg. The topic will be on the political and economic implications of sport. More info can be found here http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-12950/Café-Politique#.Uu3IqSn4B2s.
Good day today. My paper “A Distributional Analysis of the Benefits of Economic Freedom” (with Dan Giedeman and Gary Hoover) is now forthcoming at the European Journal of Political Economy!
My coauthor, Bryan Paterson (RMC) is presenting our paper ” Military Spending and Growth: The Role of Institutions” at the 8th Annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop at Carleton University Friday November 8, 2013. If you are interested in this paper send me a quick email.
My newly launched hockey economics blog (Hockey Night in Headingley) with Janice Compton now also has a companion Twitter account. You can follow us on https://twitter.com/HNIHblog.
My new blog “Hockey Night in Headingley” with Janice Compton is now online. This blog will focus on hockey with some economics thrown in. The blog can be found at http://hnihblog.wordpress.com/
Just got back from the Economics and Business History Conference in Baltimore presenting my work Military Spending and Growth: The Role of Institutions, and getting to catch up with Dan Giedeman (GVSU) and Noel Johnson (GMU). Great time!!