SI.com Features Mercer Economics Professor's Football Recruiting Model

January 23, 2008

Mark Vanderhoek
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SI.com “Inside Recruiting” columnist Andy Staples highlighted the scholarly work of Mercer economics professor Allen K. Lynch in an article published Wednesday. The column, entitled “Economics of recruiting: A new way to predict where top prospects will end up,” is available here.

Lynch, Ph.D., an associate professor of economics at the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, developed the model with colleagues J. Michael DuMond, Ph.D. a research economist for ERS Group Inc., of Tallahassee, Fla., and Jennifer Platania, Ph.D. an assistant professor of economics at Elon University in North Carolina.

The trio also published its work this week in The Journal of Sports Economics, in an article entitled, “An Economic Model of the College Football Recruiting Process.”

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