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dc.contributor.authorParsons, Christopher A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSulaeman, Johanen_US
dc.contributor.authorYates, Michael C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHamermesh, Daniel S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:51:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:51:25Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009010764en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35400-
dc.description.abstractWe explore how umpires' racial/ethnic preferences are expressed in their evaluation of Major League Baseball pitchers. Controlling for umpire, pitcher, batter and catcher fixed effects and many other factors, strikes are more likely to be called if the umpire and pitcher match race/ethnicity. This effect only exists where there is little scrutiny of umpires' behavior - in ballparks without computerized systems monitoring umpires' calls, at poorly attended games, and when the called pitch cannot determine the outcome of the at-bat. If a pitcher shares the home-plate umpire's race/ethnicity, he gives up fewer hits, strikes out more batters, and improves his team's chance of winning. The general implication is that standard measures of salary discrimination that adjust for measured productivity may be flawed. We derive the magnitude of the bias generally and apply it to several examples.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3899en_US
dc.subject.jelJ44en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWage equationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordworker evaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordstrategic interactionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomics of sportsen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwRasseen_US
dc.subject.stwDiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwBewertungen_US
dc.subject.stwProfessioneller Sporten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleStrike three: umpires' demand for discriminationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589759604en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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