Publications

Papers

HSAC

Improving Major League Baseball Park Factor Estimates – Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 2008

Predicting Overtime with the Pythagorean Formula – Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 2010

Members

Salary Allocation and Risk Preferences in the National Football League by Papa Chakravarthy

Optimizing Draft Strategies in Fantasy Football by Papa Chakravarthy

Discrimination Based on Nationality in the NHL? by Daniel Adler

Dynamics of a Pitched Baseball by Adam Arthurs

The NFL Business Model and Potential Lockout, by Jake Fisher

Quantifying the Impact of Opponent Quality by David Roher – By The Numbers, May 2007 (page 5)

Articles and Videos

Major League Baseball: How to Visit 30 Parks in 35 Days this Summer – Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2011

QB Quandary: Worst-case Scenario – NFL Network, April 27, 2011 (video)

QB Quandary: Class of ’83 vs ’99  – NFL Network, April 26, 2011 (video)

QB Quandary: The Great Cam Newton Debate – NFL Network, April 21, 2011 (video)

Game Changers – The Boston Globe, February 27, 2011

Moneyball 2.0 – ThePostGame, February 24, 2011

Pair of Students Get Jobs in Pros – The Harvard Crimson, December 3, 2010

The Mathematics of H-O-R-S-E – The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2010

Up Three, Under Seven: The Most Hotly Debated Endgame Scenario – Sports Illustrated, October 1, 2010

Dream Team – ESPN The Magazine, September 20, 2010

Foul or Don’t Foul, it Doesn’t Matter – The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2010

Data Analysis Is Running Its Course – The Boston Globe, April 4, 2010

In the NFL, Overtime Needs an Overhaul – The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2010

Scrutinizing Sports – The Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2010

The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective – ESPN, February 16, 2010

Additional Payroll Often Produces Fewer Wins – The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2009

Football Notes – The Boston Globe, November 8, 2009 (HSAC research mentioned at the end)

The Count: Clijsters, Not a Tantrum, Decided Semifinal – The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2009

Scott Swanay Makes Living with Statistics – The Harvard Crimson, March 4, 2009

The Real Sabermetrics by David Roher – The Harvard Independent, February 12, 2009

The Future of Next-Gen Stats – NFL.com, November, 2015

Want to Keep Your Coaching Job? Win, And Do This (two HSAC students contributed research) – Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2016

Harvard Sports Analysts Score With Professionals – The Harvard Crimson, April 15, 2016

 

 

1 Comment

  • Has there been any analysis around NBA’s “chip on the shoulder” effect? If we compare a mock draft to actual draft, and see all the players who were drafted lower than what they were projected to go… compare their longitudinal performance vs. those that got drafted at or higher. I would be very curious to see the findings, if any!

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