What is it about?

The paper explains observed attendance at MLB games from the perspective of outcome uncertainty. It shows that a specific form of outcome uncertainty (called the "League Standing Effect") does not explain observed variation in MLB game attendance.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

This paper increases understanding of how outcome uncertainty affects attendance at sporting events.


I like the title of this paper.

Professor Brad R. Humphreys
West Virginia University

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: The Louis–Schmelling Paradox and the League Standing Effect Reconsidered, Journal of Sports Economics, July 2015, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1527002515587260.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page