Associate Professor of Economics

The King's College, New York City
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Quantifying NFL Player Value with the Help of Vegas Point Spreads Values
October 25, 2017 Jared Pincin Accepted Peer-Reviewed Papers

With Adam Hoffer

Abstract:This study develops a new method for converting performance statistics into marginal product by using Las Vegas sportsbooks’ individual point spread values for NFL players. The paper employs a Tobit model due to the prevalence of player point spread values that are zero. We find that quarterbacks dominate the player values. Passing yards per game, passing touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns are the only findings that are consistently significantly related to point spread values. We use NBA data as a robustness check for point spread values. We find that point spread values do an adequate job capturing NBA player performance.

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curriculum vitae
B.A. Economics and Political Science
American University

M.S. Economics
Auburn University

Thesis Title: Ethanol and Its Effect on the US Corn Market: How the Price of E-85 Influences Equilibrium Corn Prices and Equilibrium Quantity

Ph.D. Economics
West Virginia University

Fields of study: Public Choice and International Development Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Political Economy of Foreign Aid Practices in the Development Assistance Committee Countries

Associate Professor of Economics
The Kings's College, New York City

Courses Taught: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, and International Development

Summer 2011
Visiting Instructor
Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany

Course Taught: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

2007 - 2011
Teaching Assistant
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Courses Taught: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Comparative Economic Systems

2008 - 2009
Research Assistant
Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Researched public school transportation needs.

Contact info
  • Name: Jared A. Pincin, Ph.D.
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  • Phone: 212-659-3603

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