“The Economics of Baseball,” July 16 at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Draws Mlb Exec, Economists, and Baseball Media


“The Economics of Baseball,” hosted by New York University’s Stern School of Business, will explore various current issues in baseball where statistics and operations research are used. The symposium, Wed., July 16, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Stern’s Henry Kaufman Management Center (44 W. 4th Street, Room 3-55), will include: Heather Campbell, former vice president, media networks and brand integration, ESPN; Gary Hoenig, general manager of ESPN Publishing; Tampa Bay Rays’ Senior Vice President Michael Kalt; New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz; Baseball Prospectus columnist Nate Silver; Smith College Economics Professor Andrew Zimbalist, author of Baseball and Billions; and others.

Symposium talks include the following: “Optimization of Player Selections in the MLB Draft”; “All-Star Games, Super Bowls, Playoffs and the Regular Season: Effects of Sporting Events on City Coffers”; “What Do Statistics Tell Us About Steroids?”; and “Baseball Cards and the Internet.” NYU President John Sexton, who teaches an undergraduate course at NYU, “Baseball as a Road to God,” will give introductory remarks.

In August, NYU Stern Professor Jeffrey Simonoff will present his research, co-authored with NYU Stern Professor Gary Simon, on the home team advantage at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver. By studying c 500

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