Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Baseball Stats Inspire Sports Economists

How do you become a sports economists? What 9 year old says I want to be a sports economists when I grow up? Most say I want to be a baseball player or football player, but not very many people get to make it professional. True sports fans have a numerical obsession that gages how well a player is hitting, throwing, or shooting. These stats are looked over and talked about every season, but unfortunately there aren’t too many careers that involve memorizing stats and analyzing. However there is an alternative career that involves numbers and sports and it is being a sports economist.


Former Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan admits learning mathematics using baseball stats and current chairman Ben Bernake isn’t any different. The link above discusses more about why there is an increase in interest and the new audiences sports economics is grabbing the attention of.

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