Johan Sulaeman

CNN: Study links mutual fund decisions with religion

CNN’s “Belief” blog covered the research of SMU financial economist Dr. Johan Sulaeman. In the Sept. 25 article “Study links mutual fund decisions with religion,” CNN journalist Laura Koran reported on research by Sulaeman and others who found that religion plays a major role in many Americans’ lives, including their investing.

“Specifically, the study found that mutual funds located in predominantly Catholic areas are associated with increasing fund volatility, a measure of risk taking, by about 6 percent, compared to those in low-Catholic areas. Those in predominately Protestant counties have a 14 percent lower fund volatility compared with those in low-Protestant areas.” Continue reading

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Salon: What baseball tells us about racism

md_horiz.jpgBest-selling author, syndicated columnist and progressive talk-radio host David Sirota has covered the research of SMU’s Dr. Johan Sulaeman, an expert in labor economics and discrimination. The article published in the Sept. 30 issue of Salon.

An assistant professor of finance in the Cox School of Business, Sulaeman and his co-authors analyzed 3.5 million Major League Baseball pitches and found that racial/ethnic bias by home plate umpires lowers the performance of Major League’s minority pitchers, diminishing their pay compared to white pitchers.

The study found that minority pitchers reacted to umpire bias by playing it safe with the pitches they throw in a way that actually harmed their performance.
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In These Times: How Baseball Explains Modern Racism

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg.jpegBest-selling author, syndicated columnist and progressive talk-radio host David Sirota has covered the research of SMU’s Dr. Johan Sulaeman, an expert in labor economics and discrimination. The article published in the Sept. 30 issue of In These Times.

An assistant professor of finance in the Cox School of Business, Sulaeman and his co-authors analyzed 3.5 million Major League Baseball pitches and found that racial/ethnic bias by home plate umpires lowers the performance of Major League’s minority pitchers, diminishing their pay compared to white pitchers.

The study found that minority pitchers reacted to umpire bias by playing it safe with the pitches they throw in a way that actually harmed their performance.
Continue reading

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David Sirota Talk Radio: MLB white favoritism lowers minority pitching performance

Umpire%20strike%20400x300.jpgBest-selling author and progressive talk-radio host David Sirota interviewed SMU’s Dr. Johan Sulaeman, an expert in labor economics and discrimination.

An assistant professor of finance in the Cox School of Business, Sulaeman and his co-authors analyzed 3.5 million Major League Baseball pitches and found that racial/ethnic bias by home plate umpires lowers the performance of Major League’s minority pitchers, diminishing their pay compared to white pitchers.

The study found that minority pitchers reacted to umpire bias by playing it safe with the pitches they throw in a way that actually harmed their performance.
Continue reading

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White favoritism by Major League umps lowers minority pitcher performance, pay

Umpire%20strike%20400x300.jpgRacial/ethnic bias by home plate umpires lowers the performance of Major League’s minority pitchers, diminishing their pay compared to white pitchers, says a new study by economist Johan Sulaeman, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

The study found that minority pitchers reacted to umpire bias by playing it safe with the pitches they throw in a way that actually harmed their performance.
Continue reading

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