skill dispersion, baseball, firm performance

Publication date: 12 May 2011 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Papps, K. L. and Gomez, R. | JEL classification: L23; L25; L83; M51 | Journal: Labour Economics Vol. 18
A detailed longitudinal dataset is assembled containing annual performance and biographical data for every player over the entire history of professional major league baseball. The data are then aggregated to the team level for the period 1920-2009 in order to test whether teams built on a more...