In increasingly competitive basketball conferences, professional teams are looking to get an edge on analysis-based games. March 31, 2018 By Peter Scharf _______ It is Thursday March 30th and the opening day of the regular season for the Philadelphia Phillies and I am as least interested as I have been in years. Not because […]Read more "Economic Analysis and Basketball"
A lucrative but geographically challenging market is the battleground for some of the Commonwealth’s largest health networks. March 7, 2018 By Nicolas Guerrero _____ In the years following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, its provisions and resulting cost increases led to a series of reconfigurations in healthcare markets across the country. Pennsylvania is […]Read more "Shifts in the Pennsylvania Healthcare Market"
The Chicago-based volatility index attempts to give investors a tool to calculate impending fluctuations in the market. February 16, 2018 By Patrick Reilly _______ The CBOE Volatility Index, known by its ticker symbol, VIX is a tool that investors use to estimate fear in the marketplace. The VIX was created in 1993 through the Chicago […]Read more "Understanding the VIX Index"
As online retail giant Amazon narrows its quest to find a location for its second headquarters, local governments across North America are testing the limits of economic incentives. February 2, 2018 By Avery Ryan _______ Within the past few months, The race to host Amazon’s headquarters has intensified and is now boiled down to a […]Read more "Extraordinary Incentives"
New tax legislation poses challenges for some Americans, but enthuses and incentivizes productivity for others. January 19, 2018 Patrick Reilly, Nazmus Mallick, Avery Ryan, and Peter Scharf ________ The newly passed tax bill, officially legislated as H.R. 1 or Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on […]Read more "Unpacking Tax Reform"
America’s favorite pastime undergoes a fusion with the dismal science October 27, 2017 By Peter Scharf I am a huge baseball fan. I have been watching the MLB-particularly my hometown Philadelphia Phillies-regularly since I was 8 years old. I have attended 50-75 games and watched my boys in red pinstripes play in the National League […]Read more "The Baseball Economics Revolution"
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union continues to prompt more questions than answers for global markets. October 23, 2017 By Nazmus Mallick June 23, 2016 is a day redefined Britain’s relationship with the world. It has been sixteen months since the British people voted in a referendum to withdraw their country from the […]Read more "Unpacking Brexit: One Year On."