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Op-Ed

"Would you like an intern with that?"
Chicago Tribune
April 3, 2014

"Food deserts--or desserts"
Chicago Tribune
March 16, 2014

"Just wondering"
Chicago Tribune
December 25, 2013

"Talk is cheap on the apology tour"
Chicago Tribune
November 10, 2013

"Don't fight for fifteen"
Chicago Tribune
August 28, 2013

"Sex is not without its advantages"
Chicago Tribune
July 25, 2013

"Life and taxes in Illinois"
Chicago Tribune
February 22, 2013

"The economics impact of the NATO summit "
Chicago Tribune
May 3, 2012

"Numbers and wording can make so-so news sound so outrageous"
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2012

"Here we go again"
Chicago Tribune
November 4, 2011

"Monsters of more than the midway"
Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2011

"Back-seat driving in the name of safety "
Chicago Tribune
July 6, 2011

"Thanking hizzoner with our hearts and wallets"
Chicago Tribune
March 11, 2011

"Declaration of independence"
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2011

"A taste of Chicago"
Chicago Tribune
December 31, 2010

"When to end unemployment checks "
Chicago Tribune
December 11, 2010

"What's in a name? Would 'the Obama seat' by any other name still have a smell to it?"
Chicago Tribune
July 25, 2010

"It is what you say, not how you say it"
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2010

"Miracle on ice?"
Chicago Tribune
February 26, 2010

"Time to just put a cork in it, E______"
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2010

"3 yards and a clout of dust"
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2009

"The Olympics of Voting"
Forbes Magazine
June 22, 2009

"Hurdles & Hassles"
Chicago Tribune
May 12, 2009

"Chicago: A city up for grabs"
Chicago Tribune
January 13, 2009


"Bowling for Big Bucks"
Chicago Tribune
November 24, 2008

"If You Laid All Economists Under The Bus..."
Chicago Tribune
September 19, 2008

"Consider the Options"
Chicago Tribune
April 22, 2008

"National Frozen League"
Sports Business Journal
Feb. 25-March 2, 2008

"Barry, Barry bad?  Not so fast"
Chicago Tribune
November 20, 2007

"What We Learn: When We Learn About Economics"
In These Times by Christopher Hayes
November 8, 2006

"O Brasil deve fugir da Copa"
Exame
October 11, 2006

"5-Ring Circus: Let the (political) Games Begin"
Chicago Tribune
August 3, 2005

"What goes around should now come around"
Chicago Tribune
December 31, 2004

"The unnatural"
Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2002

"There should be tying in baseball"
Sports Business Journal
August 5-11, 2002

"The rites - and wrongs - of spring"
Sports Business Journal
April 2, 2001

"Soldier Field debate heats up"
Chicago Sun-Times
August 8, 2001

"Our bodies? Ourselves?"
Chicago Tribune
September 9, 2001

"Mistakes in rushing to judgment"
Chicago Tribune
October 7, 2001

"(Your) time is (not our) money (or concern)"
Chicago Tribune
November 26, 2001

"A million here, a million there"
Chicago Tribune
March 2, 2000

"It just ain't so, Joe"
Chicago Tribune
June 22, 2000

"Streets and Sanitation"
Chicago Tribune
October 30, 2000

"Borrower sometimes a good thing to be"
Chicago Sun-Times
October 31, 2000

"Windfalls and snow jobs"
Chicago Tribune
January 12, 1999

"Food for Thought Make: America's Meals Safer...or...Maybe We'll Eat Elsewhere"
Chicago Tribune
January 31, 1999

"A Taste of Chicago"
Chicago Tribune
March 16, 1999

"A multiple-choice question on our worst civic feature"
Chicago Tribune
November 16, 1999

"Good intentions, bad consequences"
Chicago Tribune
December 19, 1999

"Will Chicago Suffer from the Loss of Professional Basketball?"
Chicago Tribune
October 29, 1998

"Be like Mike? Be like...fired?"
Chicago Tribune
June 25, 1997

"Stats give lie to sports truisms"
Chicago Tribune
August 10, 1997

"Putting out Chicago's Parking Fires" with Tamika Rogers
Chicago Tribune
November 14, 1997

"Government and football"
Chicago Tribune
February 5, 1996

"Field of Fantasies"
Intellectual Ammunition
March/April 1996

"The economics of Michael Jordan: Is he priceless?"
Chicago Tribune
June 4, 1996

"Zero air accidents?  No way"
The Plain Dealer
March 17, 1995

"Games Oilers Play"
Houston Chronicle
August 20, 1995

"Save the Parks, and Make a Profit"
The New York Times
September 30, 1995

"Ticket Fix"
The New York Times
September 26, 1994

"The final score: Quality does not strike out in baseball"
Chicago Tribune
October 2, 1994

"Break Up Baseball"
The Washington Post
December 9, 1994


The Library of Economics and Liberty
Incentives, Incentives, Incentives
The Library of Economics and Liberty
March 3, 2008

de Minimis
The Library of Economics and Liberty
September 3, 2007

Bend it Like (Yogi) Berra
The Library of Economics and Liberty
August 7, 2006

The Price is Right
The Library of Economics and Liberty
October 3, 2005

Power to Which People?
The Library of Economics and Liberty
December 6, 2004

The Puzzling Economics of Sports
The Library of Economics and Liberty
May 3, 2004


University of Chicago Magazine

Wealth of Notions
December, 2001

Bottom-Line Drive
June, 1995


Book Reviews

Basic income and the free market: Austrian economics and the potential for efficient redistribution
edited by Guinevere Liberty Nell

Average is over: powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation
by Tyler Cowen

The king of sports: football's impact on America
by Gregg Easterbrook

The bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our gamble over Earth's future
by Paul Sabin

Stretching the higher education dollar: how innovation can improve access, equity, and affordability
edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey

Remembering inflation
by Brigitte Granville

Baseball and the bottom line in World War II: gunning for profits on the home front
by Jeff Obermeyer

Global crossings : immigration, civilization, and America
by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Is college worth it? : a former United States Secretary of Education and a liberal arts graduate expose the broken promise of higher education
by William J. Bennett and David Wilezol

The baseball trust: a history of baseball's antitrust exemption
by Stuart Banner

Jane Austen, game theorist
by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Dollars and sex: how economics influences sex and love
by Marina Adshade

Conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business
by John Mackey and Ray Sisodia

The success equation: untangling skill and luck in business, sports and investing
by Michael J. Mauboussin

The cost disease: why computers get cheaper and health care doesn't
by William J. Baumol

The new New Deal: the hidden story of change in the Obama era
by Michael Grunwald

Behavioral economics for dummies
by Morris Altman

Wealth and poverty: a new edition for the twenty-first century
by George Gilder

Red ink: inside the high-stakes politics of the federal budget
by David Wessel

What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets
by Michael J. Sandel

The escape artists: how Obama's team fumbled the recovery
by Noah Scheiber

Struggling with success: challenges facing the international economy
by Anne O. Krueger

Happiness
by Brent Greve

The assumptions economists make
by Jonathan Schlefer

Borderless economics:Chinese sea turtles, Indian fridges and the new fruits of global capitalism
by Robert Guest

The price of civilization: reawakening American virtue and prosperity
by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Predicting presidential elections and other things
by Ray C. Fair

Happiness, ethics, and economics
by Johannes Hirata

The happiness equation: the surprising economics of our most valuable asset
by Nick Powdthavee

Beauty pays: why attractive people are more successful
by Daniel S. Hamermesh

The tyranny of utility: behavioral social science and the rise of paternalism
by Gilles Saint-Paul

Fighting poverty together: rethinking strategies for business, governments, and civil society to reduce poverty
by Aneel Karnani

Wins, losses, and empty seats: how baseball outlasted the Great Depression
by David George Surdam

Big-time sports in American universities
by Charles T. Clotfelter

The economics of enough: how to run the economy as if the future matters
by Diane Coyle

The economist's oath: on the need for and content of professional economic ethics
by George F. De Martino

Beyond the invisible hand: groundwork for a new economics
by Kaushik Basu

The price of everything: solving the mystery of why we pay what we do
by Eduardo Porter

Circling the bases: essays on the challenges and prospects of the sports industry
by Andrew Zimbalist

The Irrational economist: making decisions in a dangerous world
by Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Paul Slovic

Smart ball: marketing the myth and managing the reality of Major League Baseball
by Robert F. Lewis
II

The end of influence: what happens when other countries have the money
by Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong

Red line, blue line, bottom line: how push came to shove between the National Hockey League and its players
by Marc Edge

Stumbling on wins: two economists expose the pitfalls on the road to victory in professional sports
by David J. Berri and Martin B. Schmidt

The upside of irrationality: the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home
by Dan Ariely

The plundered planet: why we must--and how we can--manage nature for global prosperity
by Paul Collier

The myth of the rational market: a history of risk, reward, and delusion on Wall Street
by Justin Fox

The gridlock economy: how too much ownership wrecks markets, stops innovation, and costs lives
by Michael Heller

Vulture culture: dirty deals, unpaid claims, and the coming collapse of the insurance industry
by Eric D. Gerst

The price of everything: a parable of possibility and prosperity
by Russell Roberts

The Business of sports: v.1: Perspectives on the sports industry; v.2: Economic perspectives on sport; v.3: Bridging research and Practice
ed. by Brad R. Humphreys and Dennis R. Howard

Predictably irrational: the hidden forces that shape our decisions.
by Dan Ariely

Counterfeit amateurs: an athlete's journey through the >sixties to the age of academic capitalism.
by Allen L. Sack

Crunch: why do I feel so squeezed? (and other unsolved economic mysteries)
by Jared Bernstein

The mind of the market: compassionate apes, competitive humans, and other tales from evolutionary economics
by Michael Shermer

Solutions for the world's biggest problems: costs and benefits
ed. by Bjørn Lomborg

More sex is safer sex: the unconventional wisdom of economics
by Steven E. Landsburg

Equal Play: Title IX and social change
ed. by Nancy Hogshead-Marak and Andrew Zimbalist

Speaking of Economics: how to get in the conversation
by Arjo Klamer

A Farewell to Alms: a brief economic history of the world
by Gregory Clark

Econospinning: how to read between the lines when the  media manipulate the numbers
by Gene Epstein

The Baseball Economist: the real game exposed
by J. C. Bradbury

The Economics of Association Football
ed. by Bill Gerrard

Handbook on the Economics of Sport
ed. by Wladimir Andreff and Stefan Szymanski

The soulful science: what economists really do and why it matters
by Diane Coyle

On the Wealth of Nations
by P.J. O'Rourke

Inside the Economist's Mind: conversations with eminent economists
ed. by Paul A. Samuelson and William A. Barnett

Big sports, big business: a century of league expansions, mergers, and reorganizations.
by Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.

The bottom line: observations and arguments on the sports business.
by Andrew Zimbalist

The Sports Industry's War on Athletes
by Peter Finley and Laura Finley

The wages of wins: taking measure of the many myths in modern sport
by David J. Berri, Martin B. Schmidt, and Stacey L. Brook

Artificial ice: hockey, culture, and commerce
ed. by David Whitson and Richard Gruneau. 

On Classical Economics
Thomas Sowell

Baseball between the numbers: why everything you know about the game is wrong, by the experts at Baseball Prospectus: James Click et al
ed. by Jonah Keri

The undercover economist: exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!
by Tim Harford

Class matters
by correspondents of The New York Times

Bait and switch: the (futile) pursuit of the American dream
by Barbara Ehrenreich

Aiding students, buying students: financial aid in America
by Rupert Wilkinson

Operation Yao Ming: the Chinese sports empire, American big business, and the making of an NBA superstar
by Brook Larmer

Restoring fiscal sanity, 2005: meeting the long-run challenge
ed. by Alice M. Rivlin and Isabel Sawhill

National pastime: how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer
by Stefan Szymanski and Andrew Zimbalist

Equity and excellence in American higher education
by William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, and Eugene M. Tobin with Susanne C. Pichler

Retro ball parks: instant history, baseball, and the new American city
by Daniel Rosensweig

Global crises, global solutions
ed. by Bjørn Lomborg

The meaning of Ichiro: the new wave from Japan and the transformation of our national pastime
by Robert Whiting

 


Chicago Life

"Cinderfella"
June 14 , 2014

"Having it your way"
April 25, 2014

"War & Peace"
February 22, 2014

"Slow Down. Yield. Stop."
December 13 , 2013

"Fiscal Year 2014: A Primer on Deficits and Debt"
October 13 , 2013

"Mr. Watson, Are You There?"
August 13 , 2013

"Celebrate the 4th of July"
June 15 , 2013

"Play, Pray and Prey Ball"
April 18 , 2013

"Happy Anniversary?"
February 23, 2013

"Who? When? Where? How? Why?"
December 2, 2012

"The Economics of Voting--Or Not Voting"
October 16, 2012

"Economists Just Wanna Have Fun"
August 1, 2012

"Bow Wow & Meow"
June 10, 2012

"Home Economicus: Inside the Mind of an Economist"
April 14, 2012

"On Death and Dying: Economic Perspectives for a Bleak Winter Day"
February 12 , 2012

"Capitalism, Freedom, & Philanthropy Milton Friedman (1912-2006)"
December 04 , 2011

"Taxes and Touchdowns"
October 01 , 2011

"Reflections on Work in the Dog Days of Summer"
August 20 , 2011

"Musing on Dearth and Taxes"
June 13, 2011

"And the pursuit of Happiness"
April 10, 2011

"Jobs, Jobs, Jobs"
February 10, 2011

"Gift Books for Econ Lovers"
December 9, 2010

"The Seniors' Prom"
October 10, 2010

"Human Capital"
August 8, 2010

"Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
June 7, 2010

"Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock"
April 9, 2010


"100 Seconds of Solitude"

February 7, 2010

"Copenhagen in our Rear View Mirror"
December 9, 2009

"Cash Dash"
October 11, 2009

"Water, Water Everywhere"
August 18, 2009

"Bailout for Bridges"
June 7, 2009

"The Green Monster"
April 4, 2009

"Going the Extra Mile, er, Kilometer"

February 8, 2009

"Giving to the Tired, Poor and Huddled Masses"
December 5, 2008

"Chicago 2016: The Tail Is Already Wagging Our Dog"
October 11, 2008


Milken Institute Review

"Remembering Milton " Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2012

"Does Money Buy Happiness" Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2012

"Sweet 16" Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2010

"Just The Facts" Allen Sanderson, John Siegfried, and Peter McHenry; The Milken Institute Review, Fourth Quarter 2008

 


Professional Manuscripts and Publications

"An Analysis of the Political Economy of Bidding for the Summer Olympic Games: Lessons from the Chicago 2016 Bid"
Robert A. Baade and Allen R. Sanderson, 2011

"Pitfalls of Traditional Measures of Higher Education's Role in Economic Deveopment"
Peter McHenry, Allen R. Sanderson, and John J. Siegfried, 2011

"The Economic Impact of Colleges and Universities"
Allen R. Sanderson, John Siegfried, and Peter McHenry; Change, March/April 2008

"Simon Rottenberg and Baseball, Then and Now:  A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective." 
Allen R. Sanderson and John Siegfried; JPE, 2006, 114(3), pp. 594-605.

"The Economic Impact of Colleges and Universities"
Allen R. Sanderson,  John Siegfried and Peter McHenry; Economics of Education Review 

"A Home for the NFL Chicago Bears:  A Case Study in Political
 Economy and Power
"
July, 2004

"Economics: The Sexy and Social Science? Keeping Economics from Becoming a Sexy Social Science"
John J. Siegfried and Allen R. Sanderson; Southern Economic Journal, 2003, 10(1), pp. 209-14

"Thinking About Competitive Balance"
Allen R. Sanderson and John J. Siegfried; Journal of Sports Economics, 2003, 4(4), pp. 255-79

"The Many Dimensions of Competitive Balance"
Journal of Sports Economics, 2002, 3(2), pp. 204-28

"Interstate Migration Patterns of Recent Science and Engineering Doctorate Recipients"
Allen R. Sanderson and Bernard Dugoni; InfoBrief: National Science Foundation; February 2002.

"Labour Markets in Professional Sports"
Sherwin Rosen and Allen R. Sanderson; Economic Journal, 2001, 111(469), pp. F47-68

"Sherwin Rosen, 1938-2001"
Journal of Sports Economics, 2001, 2(3), pp. 211-12

"The American Faculty Poll"
Allen R. Sanderson, Voon Chin Phua and David Herda; Chicago, Ill: National Opinion Research Center, 2000

"In Defense of New Sports Stadiums, Ballparks and Arenas"
Marquette Sports Law Journal, 2000, 10(2), pp. 173-192

"Using Sports to Teach Economics"
John J. Siegfried and Allen R. Sanderson, in W. E. Becker and M. Watts: Teaching Economics to Undergraduates: Alternatives to Chalk and Talk. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar, 1998, pp 161-83

"An Analysis of Worker Drug Use and Workplace Policies and Programs"
John P. Hoffmann, Cindy Larison and Allen Sanderson; DHHS Publications; No. (SMA) 97-3142; Analytic Series; A-2; SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies, 1997

"The Employment Effect of Teams and Sports Facilities"
Robert A. Baade and Allen R. Sanderson, in R. G. Noll and A. Zimbalist: Sports, Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums. Washington D.C.: Brooking Institution Press, 1997, pp. 92-118

“Bearing Down in Chicago: Location, Location, Location”
Robert A. Baade and Allen R. Sanderson, in R. G. Noll and A. Zimbalist: Sports, Jobs and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums. Washington
, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1997, pp. 324-54

 

"Cities Under Siege: How the Changing Financial Structure of Professional Sports is Putting Cities at Risk and What to do about it"

Robert A. Baade and Allen Sanderson in Advances in the Economics of Sport, Volume 2. JAI Press, 1997, pp. 77-114.

 

"Minor League Teams and Communities”
Robert A. Baade and Allen R. Sanderson, in R. G. Noll and A. Zimbalist: Sports, Jobs and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums. Washington
, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1997, pp. 452-93

 

"The Implication of athlete freedom to contract: lessons from North America"

Allen R. Sanderson and John J. Siegfried in Economic Affairs: The Economics of Sports; Journal of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1997, 17(3), pp. 7-12.

 

"National Education Longitudinal Study 1988-1994: Descriptive Summary Report: With an Essay on Access and Choice in Postsecondary Education"
Allen R. Sanderson, Bernard Dugoni, Kenneth Rasinski and  John Taylor; Statistical Analysis Report; Variation: Statistical Analysis Report (National Center for Education Statistics) Report No: Nces 96-175; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 1996

 

"Financing Graduate Education: Graduate Student Borrowing, Needs of the Disadvantages and Underrepresented, and the Climate for Graduate Study"
Paul Butler-Nalin, Allen R. Sanderson and David N. Redman; Cambridge
, Mass.: The Consortium, 1983

 

"DRI Readings in Macroeconomics"
Allen R. Sanderson; New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981

 

Child-Labor Legislation and the Labor Force Participation of Children
The Journal of Economic History, 1974, 34 (1, The Tasks of Economic History), pp. 397-99


Misc/Other