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Episode 11

How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Replay)

The U.S. president is often called the “leader of the free world.” But if you ask an economist or a Constitutional scholar how much the occupant of the Oval Office…

Episode 11

How Much Does the President Really Matter?

The U.S. president is often called the “leader of the free world.” But if you ask an economist or a Constitutional scholar how much the occupant of the Oval Office…

Episode 68

The Power of the President — and the Thumb

How much does the President of the United States really matter? And: where did all the hitchhikers go? A pair of “attribution errors.” This is a “mashupdate” of “How Much…


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 at…



My once a year post on baseball

…The existing research, by excellent folks like J.C. Bradbury who has a nice blog (and has written a book on the economics of baseball which I have not yet read…



Disputing the Canseco Effect

…writes J.C. Bradbury. “My disagreement does not mean that the effect does not exist, only that I do not see a pattern consistent with Canseco spreading steroids to his teammates.”[%comments]…



What's Derek Jeter Worth? A Freakonomics Quorum

…by taking talent from other teams, that’s how the game is played. J.C. Bradbury is a Professor of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science at Kennesaw State University, and the…



If Joe Torre Is Fired, Why?

…writes that “managers’ in-game decisions are second-guessed, but they often make little difference.” Here is a recent commentary by J.C. Bradbury at the Sabernomics website, arguing that the Manager of…





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 response to…



Episode 339

The Future of Freakonomics Radio

After eight years and more than 300 episodes, it was time to either 1) quit, or 2) make the show bigger and better. We voted for number 2. Here’s a…