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Ph.D. - Columbia University
I earned my undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. I later received my Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in the City of New York. During my doctoral program at Columbia I received a Rotary International scholarship which allowed me to spend a year as a special Ph.D. student at Tel Aviv University, Israel. My research fields include applied
econometrics, empirical political economy and sports economics. I am the founder of the Journal of Sports Economics of which I was the editor for from 1999 to 2015.
I am currently the Michael A. Ruane Distinguished Chair in Economics.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Sports Economics, Applied Econometrics, International Trade, Public funding of stadiums, sports labor relations
Kahane, L. "The Impact of the 34th America’s Cup on Taxable Sales In the San Francisco Bay Area," forthcoming, Managerial Finance . Managerial Finance .
Kahane, L. “Politicizing the Mask: Political, Economic and Demographic Factors Affecting Mask Wearing Behavior in the United States,” forthcoming, Eastern Economic Journal. . Eastern Economic Journal. .
Kahane, L. “The Impact of 1998 Massachusetts Gun Laws on Suicide: A Synthetic Control Approach,” (with Sannicandro), Economics Letters, 174: 104-108, 2019. . Economics Letters, 2019. .174: 104-108.
Kahane, L. “Pay Dispersion and Productivity in Sports,” in Personnel Economics in Sports, Neil Longley (editor), Edward Elgar, 2018. . Edward Elgar
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. Shmanske, S. , . (2012) Salary Dispersion and Team Production: Evidence from the NHL. Oxford University PressDetailed CV