Economic Analysis and Basketball

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 […]

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Understanding the VIX Index

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 […]

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Extraordinary Incentives

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 […]

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Unpacking Tax Reform

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 […]

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The Baseball Economics Revolution

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 […]

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Unpacking Brexit: One Year On.

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 […]

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