Laissez-Colbert: Using The Colbert Report to Teach Macroeconomics

It is not often that economics and comedy come together, but for professors looking to infuse their macroeconomics courses with comedic appeal, look no further than The Colbert Report. A recent article from The American Economist from author Gregory M. Randolph entitled "Laissez-Colbert: Teaching Introductory Macroeconomics with The Colbert Report" outlines how the Comedy Central show can be useful tool … Continue reading Laissez-Colbert: Using The Colbert Report to Teach Macroeconomics

The Dynamic Relationship Between Minor League and Major League Baseball

At first glance, the organizational form of major league and minor league baseball teams may appear straightforward--minor league teams provide training and experience for players, which provides major league teams with a strong recruitment pool. However, a recent paper published in the Journal of Sports Economics by F. Andrew Hanssen, James W. Meehan Jr., and … Continue reading The Dynamic Relationship Between Minor League and Major League Baseball