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Leo Kahane


Department Chairperson, Economics

Contact Information:
Sullivan Hall 120


Ph.D. - Columbia University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Sports Economics, Applied Econometrics, International Trade, Public funding of stadiums, sports labor relations

Awards and Honors:

Michael A. Ruane Distinguished Professor in Economics (2016 to present)
Best Article Award, Contemporary Economic Policy
Lawrence H. Hadley Distinguished Service Award In Sports Economics

Selected Publications:

Kahane, Leo. (2013). Returns to Thuggery in the NHL Pre & Post-Lockout. The Econometrics of Sports, Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd..

Kahane, Leo., Longley, Neil. (2013). The Effects of Coworker Heterogeneity on Firm-Level Output: Assessing the Impacts of Cultural and Language Diversity in the NHL. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95 (1), 302-314.

Kahane, Leo. (2013). Understanding the Interstate Export of Crime Guns: A Gravity Model Approach. Contemporary Economics Policy, Vol. 31 (no. 3), 618-634.

Kahane, Leo., Shmanske, Stephen. (2012). Salary Dispersion and Team Production: Evidence from the NHL. The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics, Oxford University Press.

Kahane, Leo. (2012). The Estimated Rents of a Top-Flight College Hockey Player. International Journal of Sports Finance, 7 (1), 19-29.

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