More Rule/market Design Recommendations for International Football-soccer

Lynne Kiesling Like Mike the other day, I have been thinking about possibly Pareto-improving rule changes in international soccer; like Richard Epstein I have always thought about sports rules (and league organization and market structure) as interesting market design issues. Take, for example, the unintended changes in ice hockey and American football after the introduction … More More Rule/market Design Recommendations for International Football-soccer

The Plenitude of Capitalism and the World Cup

Lynne Kiesling Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article on a manifestation of the plenitude of capitalism: Wal-Mart is selling customized World Cup gear in the various countries where it operates around the world (US, Germany, England, Mexico, for example). My favorite: Garden gnomes in England kit. If that’s not culture-specific marketing, I don’t know … More The Plenitude of Capitalism and the World CupMore The Plenitude of Capitalism and the World Cup