Saturday, June 14, 2014

Futbola eta Ekonomia by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta in the NY Times

Would fútbol by any other name be as interesting?* It is to the economist Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, who has a column in the NY Times motivated by the World Cup and by his recent book "Beautiful Game Theory".

The Beautiful Data Set: The World Cup Can Help Test Economic Theories

*Soccer is  futbola in Euskara, and the Times identifies Ignacio as follows
Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, a professor of management at the London School of Economics, is the head of talent identification at Athletic Club Bilbao, a professional soccer club in Spain, and the author of “Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics.”

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