A Brief History of the Black Quarterback by David J. Berri

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This Element is an excerpt from Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports (9780132357784) by David J. Berri and Martin B. Schmidt. Available in print and digital formats.


Running the numbers in the NFL: are great black quarterbacks paid less than great white quarterbacks?


At lower levels of productivity and salary, there is not much difference between how black and white quarterbacks are treated. A difference is observed when one looks at the game’s very best quarterbacks. Specifically, white quarterbacks who excel are paid more than similarly productive black quarterbacks. It appears there’s a difference in how the best quarterbacks are perceived…


About David J. Berri

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David Berri is associate professor of economics at Southern Utah University. He has written extensively on sports economics for academic journals, newspapers, and magazines, including The New York Times. Martin B. Schmidt is a professor of economics at the College of William and Mary, specializes in sports economics and macroeconomics. His writing has appeared in the field's leading academic and general interest journals. Berri and Schmidt co-authored The Wages of Wins, and maintain a popular blog that discusses the economics of sports decision-making.
Published March 31, 2010 by FT Press. 12 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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