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When does managerial experience matter? Evidence from Major League Baseball

In the world of professional sports, a manager's ability to influence team success is often questioned. This study exploits a unique feature of Major League Baseball (MLB), which has different rules of play depending on what league a team is in, to …

Survey evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on Australian musicians and implications for policy

This study provides survey evidence concerning how COVID-19 has impacted Australian musicians. Between June and July 2020, we surveyed 203 musicians about the effects of the pandemic on their employment and income. Using a Seemingly Unrelated …

Super-sizing renewable energy investment: Examining the portfolio preferences of superannuation fund members

We use a discrete choice experiment to quantify whether superannuation fund members would be willing to accept lower returns for higher allocations of renewable energy in their portfolios. Mixed logit modelling provides evidence that this willingness …

Does a cool head beat a hot hand? Evidence from professional golf

This study draws upon psychological models of momentum to test for the existence of characteristics such as the hot hand and whether such characteristics predict better or worse overall performance. Using data from professional golf tournaments, we …

It takes two, baby! Feature artist collaborations and streaming demand for music

Over the last 30 years, there has been an increasing tendency for artists to collaborate with ‘feature’ artists on one-off song projects. Although there might be purely artistic reasons for such collaborations, it is not clear a priori if there are …

Don’t judge a book by its cover: examining digital disruption in the book industry using a stated preference approach

This paper uses a market segmentation approach to examine the effects of digital disruption in the book industry. A Bayesian efficient experimental design is employed in order to develop a stated preference discrete choice experiment that …

Experimental evidence on demand for “on-demand” entertainment

This study applies stated-preference choice experiments and accompanying surveys to examine how Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) has disrupted film and television consumption. We examine demand for a large set of traditional consumption …

Sentiment and bias in performance evaluation by impartial arbitrators

This study investigates whether relative performance evaluations of labor output are biased in the presence of sentiment, even when the (supposedly independent) evaluators are external. Data from a field-experiment setting—involving a pro-sport …

Social media followers as music fans: Analysis of a music poll event

This study examines how success in an online music poll affects artists’ social media followers. On average, being voted into this poll increases artists’ followers by approximately double that of the control group. Furthermore, this increase is …