Associate Professor of Economics

The King's College, New York City
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Working Paper: Las Vegas Point Spreads and Quantifying the Value of an NBA Player.
August 9, 2019 Jared Pincin Working Papers


This paper uses the method developed by Hoffer and Pincin (2019) to estimate the first marginal product estimates of NBA players using Las Vegas Sportsbooks’ individual player point spread values (PSVs).  Starting with the individual PSVs, we predict PSVs from performance statistics and use the predicted values to estimate a player’s marginal product. We then compare the NBA estimations with existing, better-established measures of player performance, including Player Efficiency Rating, Win Shares, and Value Over Replacement Player.  The results show that the estimates using statistical performance to predict PSVs are in-line with the other estimates using statistical performance to predict the better-established measures of player performance. We conclude that PSVs are a comparable measure of marginal product to existing NBA performance composites.


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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.

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  • Name: Jared A. Pincin, Ph.D.
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