RULE CHANGES AND COMPETITIVE BALANCE IN JAPANESE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
Sumner J. La Croix,
La Croix: Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Barnard College, 1998–2000, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii Phone 1–808–956–7061, Fax 1–808–956–4347 E-mail Iacroix@hawaii.edu
*We thank Torben Andersen, Kwang Soo Cheong, Ronald Johnson, Tim Sass and participants in the 1996 Western Economics Association International Conference and a seminar at the University of Hawaii for their helpful comments. Special thanks are due to Akiko Sugimoto-Kawaura for her help in compiling Japanese Professional Baseball League data. We are, of course, responsible for all remaining errors.