‘Make It a Real Reward’

0429_largeMichael Lopez, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University, published an article about the National Hockey League in the Journal of Sports Economics which was highlighted in a recent issue of Sports Illustrated:

There are many ways to achieve victory in the NHL. Teams can win in regulation, overtime or a shootout and earn two points in the standingsUntitled regardless of how victory is secured. Even when teams lose, they sometimes win — to an extent — by getting one point for falling in overtime or a shootout…

It’s a flawed system that incentivizes teams to play it safe, robbing the sport of dramatic finishes in the third period JSE__.inddwhile creating artificial parity.

You can read the article written by Matt Gagne and Michael Lopez in Sports Illustrated here, and read the original research article in the Journal of Sports Economics here.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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