How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast)

...Middle East and Afghanistan, et cetera. We’re just dealing with Tampa versus the Yankees. Joe Maddon is a baseball practitioner; now here’s a theorist. J.C. Bradbury is known as the...

A Sports Economist’s Thoughts on Moneyball: A Guest Post by J.C. Bradbury

Photo: nxusco J.C. Bradbury is a long-time friend and contributor to the Freakonomics blog. An associate professor of economics at Kennesaw State University, Bradbury is the author of two books...

How Much Does the President Really Matter?

...informative, upbeat – as well as “baseball economist” J.C. Bradbury. He argues that managers have little ultimate effect on a team’s performance. But, as with the Presidency, the role is...

Bring Your Questions for "the Baseball Economist"

Diehard baseball fans know that the season doesn’t really end with the World Series. It just downshifts a bit, as J.C. Bradbury explains in his new book Hot Stove Economics:...

Fill-in-the-Blank-onomics

A reader named Kevin Cornwell, who has his own blog here, wrote us the other day about the forthcoming book The Baseball Economist. It’s by J.C. Bradbury, an economist at...

The "Baseball Economist" Answers Your Questions

We recently solicited your questions for “baseball economist” J.C. Bradbury, author of the new book Hot Stove Economics. His responses show great range. The most fascinating answer, in response to...

The Downside of Playing Sports, and Watching Too

...I asked sports economist J.C. Bradbury if he had any insight. He wasn’t familiar with any specific research on the topic, but he replied: My thought is that there is...

How Best to Realign Major League Baseball: A Freakonomics Quorum

...would have done it already.   J.C. Bradbury is an associate professor at Kennesaw State University, and is the author of two books on baseball: The Baseball Economist: The Real...