Tagged: sports economics

Some proper economics research for a change: LBW decisions and bias by umpires. - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Jan 06, 2015

One of the most important questions in economics has to do with whether pressure from home crowds affects decision making of sports officials. A new column at VoxEU.org investigates this problem using new data from cricket matches. The authors find that neutral umpires decrease the bias against away teams, making neutral officials very important for a … Read More