Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Beyond Race Cards in America’s Pastime: An Appreciative Reply to Findlay and Santos

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Abstract

In this reply, I salute the correction, replication, and extensions carried out by David Findlay and John Santos (2012) based on my jointly authored paper Hewitt, Muñoz, Oliver, and Regoli (2005). I expound briefly on why, even though we and they have found no statistically significant race-discrimination effect in baseball card prices, we should not be quick to diminish the role of racial thinking and racial preference—especially as the sample was restricted to Hall of Famers.

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Pages
141-148
Published
JEL classification
C18, C52, J71
Keywords
Replication; race; ethnicity; African Americans; Latinos; baseball card prices; measurement error; model specification
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