How Much Does the President Really Matter?: Full Transcript

...here’s a theorist.  J.C Bradbury is known as the “Baseball Economist”.  That’s the title of one his books and he’s a professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.  Bradbury and...

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...

The Power of the President — and the Thumb: Full Transcript

...for the most part, just another guy with a really big microphone, why even have a president? J. C. BRADBURY:  I think people think the president is almost like a benevolent...

How Much Does the President Really Matter?

...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 still...

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...

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...

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...

The Downside of Playing Sports, and Watching Too

...does. 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...

How Best to Realign Major League Baseball: A Freakonomics Quorum

...MLB 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...

It's Election Day: Can You Really Blame the President?

...the President? Download/Subscribe Podcast at iTunes » Subscribe to RSS feed Listen Now You’ll hear from the Wharton economist (and Brookings Institution scholar) Justin Wolfers; the “baseball economist” J.C. Bradbury;...