Rent Seeking: Is The Energy Bill Really A Farm Bill?

Lynne Kiesling Because that’s what it looks like to me. And to Jim Lucier of Prudential Securities, who took the words right out of my mouth on Tuesday’s Kudlow & Company. In all of the commentary and analysis that I have read, very few people believe that this bill will do anything constructive to remove … More Rent Seeking: Is The Energy Bill Really A Farm Bill?More Rent Seeking: Is The Energy Bill Really A Farm Bill?

More Sports Contracts: Cycling Teams

Lynne Kiesling While we’re on the subject of contracting and incentives in sports … Khazak cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov is leaving team T-Mobile for Spanish team Liberty-Seguros. “Vino” came in fifth in the Tour last week and third in 2003. As contracting and team dynamics go, cycling teams are a fascinating subject for study. Vino is … More More Sports Contracts: Cycling TeamsMore More Sports Contracts: Cycling Teams

New Nhl Rule Proposals: Incentive Effects

Lynne Kiesling For new institutional economists, the NHL is a multi-dimensional laboratory right now. The six-year labor agreement signed last Friday, including team-level salary caps and revenue sharing, has spurred a flurry of contract buyouts. The Yahoo Sports NHL news archive since Saturday has been full of stories of teams buying out contracts of their … More New Nhl Rule Proposals: Incentive EffectsMore New Nhl Rule Proposals: Incentive Effects