John Solow
Justice International Business Research Fellow
W336 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
PhD in Economics, Stanford University, 1983
MA in Economics, Stanford University, 1981
BA in Economics, Yale University, 1976
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, 2011, vol 18, 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, 2009, vol 10, 6-22

Leveling the Playing Field or Just Lowering Salaries?. John L. Solow, Anthony C. Krautmann, Southern Economic Journal, 2007, vol 73:04:00, 947-958

Working papers 

(Ma)lingering on the Disabled List. Anthony C. Krautmann, John L. Solow, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2015

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

Creativity and Economic Growth at the Micro Level: Evidence from Iowa Counties. John L. Solow, Lauren A. Klich

Other work 

"Performance, Expectations, Contracts and Job Security" in Research Handbook of Employment Relations and Sport, M Barry, J. Skinner and T. Engelberg, eds.. John L. Solow, von Allmen Peter, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, 46-68

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, 2012, vol 4, 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