John L. Solow

John L. Solow


Professor, Departmental Executive Officer, and Director, Business Honors Program
Justice International Business Research Fellow

  W210  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

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

  • (Ma)lingering on the Disabled List, Anthony C. Krautmann, John L. Solow, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2015 - Publication Details Forthcoming
  • An Empirical Analysis of Optimal Effort in Multi-Year Contracts, Harry J. Paarsch, Elena Pastorino, 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

  • Performance, Expectations, Contracts and Job Security, John L. Solow, von Allmen Peter, Research Handbook of Employment Relations and Sport, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015 - Publication Details Forthcoming
  • 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

  • North American Association of Sports Economists, 2007-current
  • Student Success Team, 2007-current
  • Tippie College Honors Program, 2009-2015
  • Classroom Advisory Committee, 2007-2013
  • Student Success Team Message Subcommittee, 2007-2009
  • Faculty Recruiting, 2007-2008