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"The Impact of Basketball Malfeasance on the University and its Rankings" with Abigail Cormier,
Eggers, and Pete Groothuis forthcoming in Applied Economics

"The Flutie and Anti-Flutie Effect: The Impact of Football Championships and Athletic
Malfeasance on the University"
with Abigail Cormier, Austin Eggers,

and Pete Groothuis forthcoming in the Journal of Sports Economics


"Racially Charged Police Enforcement Has Cost the U.S. Economy $53 Billion to $220 Billion
in Lost Productivity" Review of the Black Political Economy Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 35-57

"Real Options Applied to Consumer Goods: A Look at Final Four Ticket Pricing"
with Jason Berkowitz Journal of Sports Economics Volume 24, Issue 2, Pages 139-158 (Lead Article)


"The Impact of Adoption Subsidies on Children Waiting for Adoption" with Abigail Cormier
Empirical Economics Letters Volume 20, Issue 21, 2057-2064

"The Superstar Effect in Gymnastics" with Leah Meissner and
Aishwarya Rai Applied Economics Volume 53, Issue 24, 2791-2798


McFall, Todd and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2020) "Risk Taking Dynamics in Tournaments: Evidence from Professional Golf"
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol. 129, November, 378-394

Collier, Trevor, Nancy Haskell, Kurt W. Rotthoff and Alaina Smith (2020) "The "Cinderella Effect": The Value of Unexpected
 March Madness Runs as Advertising for the Schools" Journal of Sports Economics Volume 21(18), 783-807

Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2020) "The Efficiency of Large(r) Endowments: The Optimal Endowment
 is Bigger than you Might Think" Applied Economics Letters Volume 16, Issue 16, 1362-1365

Rotthoff, Kurt. W (2020) Revisiting Difficulty Bias, and Other Forms of Bias, in Elite Level Gymnastics
Jouranl of Sports Analystics Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 1-11

Sharma, Ghanshyam  and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2020) The Impact of Unexpected Natural Disasters on Insurance Markets
Applied Economics Letters Volume 27, Issue 6, Pages 494-497

Eggers, Austin, Peter A Groothuis, Parker Redding, Kurt W. Rotthoff, and Michael Solimini* (2020) Universities Behaving Badly: The Impact of Athletic Malfeasances on Student Quality and Enrollment Journal of Sports Economics Volume 21, Issue 1, 87-100


Eggers, Austin, Peter A Groothuis, Parker Redding, Kurt W. Rotthoff and Michael Solimini* (2019) The Negative Effect of NCAA Football Bowl Bans on University Enrollment and Applications Applied Economics Volume 51, Issue 54, pages 5870-5877

Kevin P. Belanger, Angela K. Dills, Rey Hernandez-Julian, and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2019) Class Size, Learning, and Knowledge Decay
Eastern Economic Journal
Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 301-320.

Sharma, Ghanshyam and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2019) The Impact of Market Concentration on Employment and Wages:
A Look at the Insurance Industry Atlantic Economic Journal 47(2), 169-178

Pete Groothuis, Kurt W. Rotthoff, and Mark Strazicich (2019) Productivity in Baseball: How Babe Ruth Beats the Benchmark
The Journal of Sport Volume 7, Issue 1, Article 3.


Groothuis, Pete, Craig Depken, and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2018) Family Connections in Motorsports: The Case of Formula One
Internatinal Journal of Sport Finance Volume 13, Issue 4

Rotthoff, Kurt W. and Bentley Coffey (2018) When Utility Jumps: The Value of Money in the Hand
Theoretical Economics Letters Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 72-78


Groothuis, Peter A., Kurt W. Rotthoff, and Mark Strazicich (2017) Structural Breaks in the Game: The Case of Major League Baseball 
Journal of Sports Economics
Volume 18, Issue 6, pp. 622-637


Callahan, Brian P., Sean Mullholland, and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2016) Cultural Bias: Gymnasts, Judges,
and Bilateral Trade Agreements the Journal of Sport Volume 5: Issue 1, Article 3, 25-45

Jasina, John and Kurt W Rotthoff (2016) The Impact of the NHL Lockout on County Employment
International Journal of Sport Finance May, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 114-123

Groothuis, Pete and Kurt W Rotthoff (2016) The Economic Impact and Civic Pride of Sports Teams
and Mega-events: Do the Public and Professionals agree?
Economic Affairs Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 21-32

Dills, Angela K., Rey Hernandez-Julian, and Kurt W Rotthoff (2016) Knowledge Decay between Semesters 
Economics of Education Review
Volume 50, February, Pages 63-74

Rotthoff, Kurt W and Kaylyn Sanbower (2016) Professional "Amateurs" in the NCAA:
The Impact of Downstream Demand Applied Economics Letters
Volume 23Issue 5, pages 373-376


Grecu, Anca and Kurt W Rotthoff (2015) Economic Growth and Obesity:
Findings of an Obesity Kuznets Curve Applied Economics Letters
Volume 22, Issue 7, pages 539-543

Rotthoff, Kurt W (2015) (Not Finding a) Sequential Order Bias in Elite Level Gymnastics
Southern Economic Journal Volume 81, Issue 3, pages 724-741 (also here)


Hernandez-Julian, Rey and Kurt W Rotthoff (2014) The Impact of College Football on Academic Achievement
Economics of Education Review Volume 43, December, Pages 141-147  

Anders, Anne and Kurt W Rotthoff (2014) Is Home Field Advantage Driven by the Fans?
Evidence from Across the Ocean Applied Economics Letters Volume 21, Issue 16, pages 1165-1168

Morgan, Hillary and Kurt W Rotthoff (2014) The Harder the Task, the Higher the Score:
Findings of a Difficulty Bias Economic Inquiry Volume 52, Issue 3, pages 1014-1026

Rotthoff, Kurt W., Craig Depken, and Peter A. Groothuis (2014) Influences on Sponsorship Deals in NASCAR:
Indirect Evidence from Time on Camera Applied Economics Volume: 46, Issue: 19, pages 2277-2289.


Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2013) Stock Analysts Efficiency in a Tournament Structure: The Impact of Analysts Picking
a Winner and a Loser
Journal of Applied Financial Research Vol II, pp 125-150

McCarthy, Laurence and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2013) Incentives on the Starting Grid in Formula One Racing
 with Larry McCarthy The Journal of SPORT 2(2), 175-184


Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2012) Bankruptcy Behavior in the NFL: Does the Overtime Structure Change the Strategy of the Game?
Journal of Economics and Finance Volume 36, Issue 3, 662-664 (Also here)

Limehouse, Frank F., Michael T. Maloney, and Kurt W Rotthoff (2012) Peak-Load verse Discriminatory Pricing:
Evidence from the Golf Industry Review of Industrial Organization Vol. 40, No. 3, 151-165 (Lead Article - also here)

Jasina, John and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2012) A Model of Promotion and Relegation in League Sports
Journal of Economics and Finance Volume 36, Issue 2, 303-318 (Also here)

Article (Inside business): Insight... The Costs and Benefits of Natural Gas Fracking
Gateway Region Magazine
- Elizabeth, NJ March 2012, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Also here)

Book Review: Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2012) Money Games: Profiting from the Convergence of Sports and Entertainment
Journal of Sports Economics February 2012 Vol. 13, Is. 1, 99-102


Groothuis, Peter A., Jana D. Groothuis, and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2011) Time on Camera: An Additional Explanation
of NASCAR Tournaments Journal of Sports EconomicsVol. 12, No. 5, October, 561-570 (Also here)

Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2011) How Market Makers Affect Efficiency;
Evidence Markets are Becoming Less Efficient Capital Markets Review Vol. 18, Nos. 1 & 2

Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2011) The Incentives leading up to the 2008 Financial Crisis
International Journal of Trade and Global Markets Vol. 4, No. 4 (Lead Article - Also here)

Dills, Angela K., Hillary N. Morgan, and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2011) Recess, Physical Education, and Elementary
School Student Outcomes  Economics of Education Review Volume 30, Issue 5, October, 889-900 (Also

Rotthoff, Kurt W., Danielle Zanzalari, and John Jasina (2011) What are the Odds? A Measure of the Small
Sample Problems
Applied Economics Letters Volume 18, Issue 12, August, 1139-1143 (Also here)

TEDx Seton Hall (2011): Video, Website

Anders, Anne and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2011) Yellow Cards: Do They Matter? with Anne Anders
Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports
Vol. 7 : Is. 1, Article 9 (Also here)

Article (Commentary): Yes, Yes You Can Teach about Liberty
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy January 23, 2011


Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2010) Product Liability Litigation:  An Issue of Merck and Lawsuits over Vioxx.
Applied Financial Economics December, Vol. 20, Is. 24, 1867-1878 (Also here) [Long Version

Rotthoff, Kurt W. and Anne Mayo (2010) Coaching Costs as Tullock Costs, A Model of Rising Coaching Salaries
Economic Affairs October, Vol. 30, Is. 3, 65-69 (Also here)


Jasina, John and Kurt W. Rotthoff (2008) The Impact of a Professional Sports Franchise on County Employment
 and Wages. International Journal of Sport Finance November, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp 210-227

Rotthoff, Kurt W. (2008) Could Affirmative Action be Efficient in Higher Education?
Economics Letters
June Vol 99/3, pp 574-576