courtesy of the San Jose Sharks/Don Smith
For all you hockey fans, we bring
you this picture of Peter von Allmen’s
coauthor, Tom Preissing of the San Jose Sharks.
Now that National Hockey League owners and players
have gotten the NHL 2005 season canceled, we
figured you could use a lift.
Here’s some of what’s been keeping
Peter von Allmen, chair of the Department of
Economics and Business, busy.
“Spousal Complementarity and Home Production,” which
was accepted two years ago, finally appeared in the
October 2004 issue of Journal of Economics
This paper investigates the division of home unpaid
labor in households where both spouses work.
co-authored with Michael Leeds, Temple University,
Peter’s doctoral advisor and writing/research partner.
Mike is also the husband of Eva Leeds, associate
professor of economics and business.
Economics of Sports,” a paper Peter wrote after participating
in a discussion at the Western Economic Association
meeting in 2004, has been accepted by the Journal
of Sports Economics for the August 2005 issue.
Economics of Individual Sports: Incentives, Effort
and Returns” will appear in the Handbook
of Sports Economics Research, edited by John Fizel of Penn
State, scheduled to be published this summer.
“The Influence of Structural Changes and International
Players on Competitive Balance in the NHL,” written
with Aju Fenn of Colorado College, Stacey Brook of
the University of Sioux Falls, and Tom Preissing
(at left), a defensive player for the San Jose Sharks,
will appear in the June 2005 issue of the Atlantic
This paper, Peter says, began at
the Western Economic Association meeting in 2003,
where he and Brook gave a paper on the influence
of international players on competitive balance,
only to discover that Fenn and Preissing, who had
been Fenn’s student at Colorado College, had similar
interests. So they pooled their data.
Peter says: “It
was more interesting, to me anyway, [because] Tom
is a current NHL player. Well, right now no one is
a current NHL player because of the labor stoppage!”
Preissing signed with the Sharks after finishing
four years at Colorado College,” e-mailed David Pollak,
who writes about hockey for the San Jose
Mercury News. “He’s a very bright guy.”