Matt E. Ryan is an Associate Professor of Economics at Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Professor Ryan has taught courses in Principles-level Micro- and Macroeconomics, Global Economics and International Economics. He also runs the Economic Research Colloquium.
Professor Ryan received his Ph.D in Economics from West Virginia University in 2009 and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 2001.
Over the last several seasons, top-tier players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul appear to be self-selecting themselves onto teams with other top-tier players.
Why are minor league players only getting paid around 1/2 the hourly federal minimum wage?
How did the Major League Baseball wagering market respond to the publication of profitable wagering strategies in 2012?
It’s worth thinking through an athlete’s decision to sign a contract as a free agent.
It’s time to address America’s most pressing annual question: What’s the best way to fill out your NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket?
Any variation in election rules — for president, for student body treasurer, or for anything else — allows us to examine the rules’ impact on voting outcomes.
There are 32 national currencies in these playoffs, from the 32 largest economies in the world. The winner of each currency-to-currency matchup depends on their exchange rates from January 1 to December 20, 2016.
As with so many dynamic systems in society, developing the proper incentive structures leads individuals pursuing their own self-interest to generate desirable outcomes for the entire group.
Sports are a terrific lens for focusing in on the process of decision-making — they’re almost laboratories for incentives.
The Olympic Games are an inefficient boondoggle for host countries. There are alternatives that would reduce the costs AND corruption.
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