Baseball Economics: Current Research

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Thomas H. Bruggink began his academic career at Fordham University in 1976, and has continued that career since 1978 at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He has published papers on the economics of natural resources, public utilities, and the economics of the baseball industry. He is currently researching structural differences in production between different eras in baseball history.

Paul L. Burgess has been a member of the faculty at Arizona State University since 1969 He is a labor economist interested in unemployment insurance and arbitration in the baseball industry. He was recently presented the Distinguished Career Research Award from the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation.

Donald A. Coffin teaches at Indiana University Northwest. He has previously taught at Illinois State University, Western Kentucky University, West Virginia University, and Alderson-Broaddus College. He also worked as an economic analyst for the City of Indianapolis. His primary research interests include urban economic development and the economics of professional sports.

James B. Dworkin is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, and Associate Dean of the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. His areas of expertise include negotiations, labor-management relations, and dispute resolution. He has published over 50 papers and two books on these subjects, including Owners Versus Players: Baseball and Collective Bargaining. He has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and fact-finder in a wide variety of labor management disputes.

James W. Eaton is currently Professor of Economics at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. Among his many activities, he teaches a course in Baseball and American Society. Currently, he is also working on additional analyses of attendance in major league baseball.


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