John L. Solow

John L. Solow


Professor and Departmental Executive Officer
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