Leo Kahane


Contact Information:



Sullivan Hall 120


Ph.D. - Columbia University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Sports Economics, Applied Econometrics, International Trade, Public funding of stadiums, sports labor relations

Awards and Honors:

Michael A. Ruane Distinguished Professor in Economics (2016 to present)

Best Article Award, Contemporary Economic Policy

Lawrence H. Hadley Distinguished Service Award In Sports Economics

Selected Publications:

Kahane, L. (2013) Returns to Thuggery in the NHL Pre & Post-Lockout. Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.

Kahane, L. Longley, N. (2013) The Effects of Coworker Heterogeneity on Firm-Level Output: Assessing the Impacts of Cultural and Language Diversity in the NHL. Review of Economics and Statistics.(95), 302-314.

Kahane, L. (2013) Understanding the Interstate Export of Crime Guns: A Gravity Model Approach. Contemporary Economics Policy.(Vol. 31), 618-634.

Kahane, L. Shmanske, S. , . (2012) Salary Dispersion and Team Production: Evidence from the NHL. Oxford University Press

Kahane, L. (2012) The Estimated Rents of a Top-Flight College Hockey Player. International Journal of Sports Finance.(7), 19-29.

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