NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Racial Discrimination Among NBA Referees

Joseph Price, Justin Wolfers

NBER Working Paper No. 13206
Issued in June 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper has benefited from helpful comments from David Berri, Mark Cuban, John Donohue, Scott Drewianka, Ron Ehrenberg, Todd Elder, Gary Fields, Joe Gyourko, Kevin Hallock, Christine Jolls, Larry Kahn, Larry Katz, Alan Krueger, Lars Lefgren, David Levine, Janice Madden, Betsey Stevenson, Matthew White, seminar participants at Cornell, Wharton, Northwestern, Chicago, Missouri, UCLA, annual meetings of the Society of Labor Economists and the American Law and Economics Association annual meetings, and various NBA and team officials who provided background information and feedback. We received excellent research assistance from Bryan Elliott. The authors are grateful to the Wharton Sports Business Initiative for research funding. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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