Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Baseball and Population

Is the decline of the number of black players in MLB due to economics? The author of this article says so. I have a different reason - increased mobility of baseball players - especially players from Asia. Given that there is an increase in the pool of players from Asia and an increase in the number of baseball players who are playing in Asia and thus now are playing for MLB team's, it has to be that some other race(s) is/are decreasing in the rate of representation. This is an extention of our argument in "The Short Supply of Tall People" paper from a few years ago.

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