Economics Majors King and Shaloka Share MLB Study Across the University

Posted on 4/26/2018 8:09:59 AM

The Department of Economics is pleased to report that economics majors Caleb King and Paul Shaloka have been busy presenting their analysis of pitcher performance in Major League Baseball. The study was completed in the Introduction to Econometrics (fall 2017) and Advanced Econometrics (spring 2018) courses as part of the honors track in economics.

In addition to sharing their findings at the Department of Mathematics Colloquium on March 29 and participating in the 2018 Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 3, King and Shaloka most recently presented the paper titled “How to Keep Hitters Off-Base in Major League Baseball” at the 2018 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference held at IUP on Friday, April 20.

Both Caleb and Paul are students in the Cook Honors College. Caleb is a junior who currently is the student trustee on the IUP Council of Trustees, and Paul is a graduating senior who has been accepted with full funding into the PhD program in economics at the University of Notre Dame.

Paul Shaloka and Caleb King presenting at the 2018 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Photo: Paul Shaloka (left) and Caleb King presenting at the 2018 Undergraduate Scholars Forum