Jared A. Pincin, Ph.D.
Quantifying NFL Player Value with the Help of Vegas Point Spreads Values
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.View comments →
B.A. Economics and Political ScienceAmerican University
M.S. EconomicsAuburn 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. EconomicsWest 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 EconomicsThe Kings's College, New York City
Courses Taught: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, and International Development
Visiting InstructorFulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany
Course Taught: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Teaching AssistantWest Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Courses Taught: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Comparative Economic Systems
Research AssistantBureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
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