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John L. Solow Economics

Professor, Departmental Executive Officer, and Director, Business Honors Program
Justice International Business Research Fellow
Ph: 319-335-0845
W210  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

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Academic History

  • PhD in Economics, Stanford University, 1983
  • MA in Economics, Stanford University, 1981
  • BA in Economics, Yale University, 1976


  • Antitrust
  • Industrial Organization
  • Law and Economics
  • Sports Economics

    Selected Publications

    • A Nash Bargaining Model of the Salaries of Elite Free Agents, John L. Solow, Anthony C. Krautmann, Journal of Sports Economics, 2011
    • Moving on Up: The Rooney Rule and Minority Hiring in the NFL, Benjamin L. Solow, John L. Solow, Todd B. Walker, Labour Economics, vol 18, 2011, 332-337
    • The Dynamics of Performance over the Duration of Major League Baseball Long-Term Contracts, John L. Solow, Krautmann Anthony, Journal of Sports Economics, vol 10, 2009, 6-22

    Working Papers

    • An Empirical Analysis of Optimal Effort in Multi-Year Contracts, Harry J. Paarsch, Elena Pastorino, John L. Solow
    • Shirking on the Disabled List, Anthony C. Krautmann, John L. Solow
    • The Incentive Power of Implicit and Explicit Contracts in Baseball, Harry J. Paarsch, Elena Pastorino, John L. Solow
    • Franchise Tags in the NFL, Dennis Coates, John L. Solow, Anthony C. Krautmann, Kevin Quinn

        Other Work

        • Salary Caps in a Model of Talent Allocation, John L. Solow, Anthony C. Krautmann, Springer, 2012
        • The Demand for Aggressive Behavior in American Stock Car Racing, Peter von Allmen, John L. Solow, Springer, vol 4, 2012, 79-95

            Review and Editorial Work

            • Referee, American Economic Review
            • Referee, International Journal of Industrial Organization
            • Referee, Journal of Cultural Economics
            • Referee, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
            • Referee, Journal of Economic Education
            • Referee, Journal of Industrial Economics
            • Referee, Southern Economic Journal


              • Moving on Up: The Rooney Rule and Minority Hiring in the NFL, Western Economic Association Meetings, Seattle WA, July 2007

                Committees and Professional Service

                • Classroom Advisory Committee, 2007-current
                • North American Association of Sports Economists, 2007-current
                • Student Success Team, 2007-current
                • Student Success Team Message Subcommittee, 2007-2009
                • Faculty Recruiting, 2007-2008