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Coming Up Just Short: The Marginal Effect of Being a First Round Pick in the NBA Draft

Inspired by the work of my economics professor Roland G. Fryer on the marginal effect of getting into one of the three premier exam high schools in New York City on academic achievement, I decided to take a look at the … Continue reading

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Dissecting the draft: What’s a draft pick worth?

by Andrew Mooney and Alex Koenig This post can also be seen on Boston.com here.  The Celtics are in an interesting position heading into Thursday’s NBA draft. It’s arguable that it is time for the team to rebuild; three of … Continue reading

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Dissecting the NBA Draft Lottery

By Alex Koenig The NBA Draft Lottery was instituted by the league in 1985 after accusations that teams were deliberately tanking to secure the first pick in the draft. The logic went that it was worth a team’s while to … Continue reading

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Why was Jeremy Lin Undrafted?

This was post number four as part of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Linsanity Day. You can read the other posts here, here, here,  or here. by Janet Song We’ve all heard about how Jeremy Lin was overlooked in high … Continue reading

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