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Stephen Wu and Kendall Weir '12
NPR Features Weir '12 and Wu Study

NPR’s science correspondent Shankar Vedantam featured a study on character versus performance and compensation in the National Football League (NFL) that began as Kendall Weir’s senior thesis by under the direction of Professor of Economics Stephen Wu. The Dec. 18 broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition highlighted the results of Weir ’12 and Wu’s paper titled “Criminal Records and the Labor Market for Professional Athletes” published in The Journal of Sports Economics.  More ...

Stephen Wu and Kendall Weir '12
Wu and Weir '12 NFL Study Highlighted in NY Times and AJC

Manning or Leaf? A Lesson in Intangibles,” a New York Times article that addressed the decision-making processes used in selecting players for professional teams, referenced a study of performance versus pay in the NFL draft conducted by Professor of Economics Stephen Wu and his student Kendall Weir. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured an interview with Wu focused on the same study in its Sunday, May 4, edition.  More ...

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Chicago Sun-Times Features Weir '12 and Wu NFL Draft Study

The Chicago Sun-Times featured alumnus Kendall Weir ’12 and Professor of Economics Stephen Wu’s study, “The Effects of Character on NFL Draft Status and Subsequent Performance,” in an article discussing the upcoming National Football League draft and the prospects of Notre Dame linebacker Mante Te’o. New Jersey's largest news website, NJ.com, also devoted a column to the research.  More ...

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Only a Game Features Weir '12 and Wu NFL Study

Only A Game, an award-winning weekly sports magazine broadcast by National Public Radio, featured an interview with Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu about his and senior Kendall Weir’s study, “The Effects of Character on NFL Draft Status and Subsequent Performance.”  More ...

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