Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

The Peer Effect of Jose Canseco: A Reply to J. C. Bradbury

Contents:

Author Info

  • Eric D. Gould
  • Todd R. Kaplan

Abstract

In this paper, we respond to J. C. Bradbury’s critique of our 2011 Labour Economics paper examining the peer effect of Jose Canseco. None of Bradbury’s criticisms have any merit, and many reveal a severe misunderstanding of basic econometrics. For example, Bradbury accuses us of not deleting enough years from the sample, not censoring the sample on an outcome measure, and not controlling for average performance measures for each year explicitly when we have already included dummy variables for each year. Bradbury claims that we distort our findings, but he overlooks the parts of our paper that do not fit his thesis. Bradbury reexamines the performance of Canseco’s teammates empirically and argues that our results are sensitive. However, this should not be surprising because Bradbury performs a completely different and highly flawed analysis. In particular, he fails to realize that he is estimating very different parameters which are difficult, if not impossible, to interpret. His specification and estimation are based on very restrictive assumptions which are not necessary, nor are they justified or even acknowledged. After examining every one of Bradbury’s attacks on our paper, we conclude that none provides a convincing reason to reject our conclusions.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://econjwatch.org/file_download/621/GouldKaplanJan2013.pdf
Download Restriction: no

File URL: http://econjwatch.org/839
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Econ Journal Watch in its journal Econ Journal Watch.

Volume (Year): 10 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 70-86

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:10:y:2013:i:1:p:70-86

Contact details of provider:
Postal: MSN 3G4, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-1151
Fax: 703.993.1133
Web page: http://econjwatch.org/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Peer effects; steroids; baseball; Jose Canseco;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. John Charles Bradbury, 2013. "Did Jose Canseco Really Improve the Performance of His Teammates by Spreading Steroids? A Critique of Gould and Kaplan," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 10(1), pages 40-69, January.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:10:y:2013:i:1:p:70-86. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jason Briggeman) The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask Jason Briggeman to update the entry or send us the correct address.

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.