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Moskowitz, Tobias J. (Tobias Jacob) 1971-

Works: 38 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 3,039 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Fiction  Children's audiobooks  Football stories  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV707, 796
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Most widely held works by Tobias J Moskowitz
Scorecasting : the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won by Tobias J Moskowitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran sportswriter L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports, and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more.--From publisher description
The rookie bookie by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"--
Scorecasting the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won by Tobias J Moskowitz( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent
The rookie bookie : a novel by L. Jon Wertheim( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he has made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!
Confronting information asymmetries : evidence from real estate markets by Mark J Garmaise( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: This paper studies the role of asymmetric information in commercial real estate markets in the U.S. We propose a novel and exogenous measure of information based on the quality of property tax assessments in different regions. Employing direct and indirect information variables, we find strong evidence that information considerations are significant in this market. We show that market participants resolve information asymmetries by purchasing nearby properties, trading properties with long income histories, and avoiding transactions with informed professional brokers. The evidence that the choice of financing is used to address information concerns is mixed and weak
What do we really know about the cross-sectional relation between past and expected returns? by Mark Grinblatt( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multihorizon temporal relationships between stock returns are complex due to confounding sources of return premia, microstructure effects, and changes in the relationship over various horizons. We find the relation to be further complicated by the sign and consistency of the past return that also varies, somewhat sensibly, with the season and the tax environment. Accounting for these additional effects using a parsimonious technical trading rule generates surprisingly large abnormal returns, despite controlling for microstructure effects, transaction costs, and data-snooping biases. The documented variation in profits across stock characteristics, season, and tax environment appear inconsistent with existing theory, but may point to future explanations for the relation between past and expected returns
The returns to entrepreneurial investment : a private equity premium puzzle? by Tobias J Moskowitz( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We document the return to investing in U.S. nonpublicly traded equity. Entrepreneurial investment is extremely concentrated, yet despite its poor diversification, we find that the returns to private equity are no higher than the returns to public equity. Given the large public equity premium, it is puzzling why households willingly invest substantial amounts in a single privately held firm with a seemingly far worse risk-return tradeoff. We briefly discuss how large nonpecuniary benefits, a preference for skewness, or overestimates of the probability of survival could potentially explain investment in private equity despite these findings
Informal financial networks : theory and evidence by Mark J Garmaise( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop a model of informal financial networks and present corroborating evidence by studying the role of professional property brokers in the U.S. commercial real estate market. Our model demonstrates how service intermediaries, who do not supply finance themselves, can facilitate their clients' access to finance via repeated informal relationships with lenders. Empirically, we find that, controlling for endogenous broker selection, hiring a broker strikingly increases the probability of obtaining a bank loan from 40 to 58 percent. Our results demonstrate that even in the U.S., with its well-developed capital markets, informal networks play an important role in controlling access to finance
Bank mergers and crime : the real and social effects of credit market competition by Mark J Garmaise( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using a unique sample of commercial loans and mergers between large banks, we provide microlevel (within-county) evidence linking credit conditions to economic development and find a spillover effect on crime. Neighborhoods that experienced more bank mergers are subjected to higher interest rates, diminished local construction, lower prices, an influx of poorer households, and higher property crime in subsequent years. The elasticity of property crime with respect to merger-induced banking concentration is 0.18. We show that these results are not likely due to reverse causation, and confirm the central findings using state branching deregulation to instrument for bank competition"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Do liquidation values affect financial contracts? : evidence from commercial loan contracts and zoning regulation by Efraim Benmelech( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We examine the impact of asset liquidation value on debt contracting using a unique set of commercial property non-recourse loan contracts. We employ commercial zoning regulation to capture the flexibility of a property's permitted uses as a measure of an asset's redeployability or value in its next best use. Within a census tract, more redeployable assets receive larger loans with longer maturities and durations, lower interest rates, and fewer creditors, controlling for the current value of the property, its type, and neighborhood. These results are consistent with incomplete contracting and transaction cost theories of liquidation value and financial structure
The political economy of financial regulation : evidence from U.S. state usury laws in the 19th century by Efraim Benmelech( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigate the causes and consequences of financial regulation by studying the political economy of U.S. state usury laws in the 19th century. We find evidence that usury laws were binding and enforced and that lending activity was affected by rate ceilings. Exploiting the heterogeneity across states and time in regulation, enforcement, and market conditions, we find that regulation tightens when it is less costly and when it coexists with other economic and political restrictions that exclude certain groups. Furthermore, the same determinants of financial regulation that favor one group (and restrict others) are associated with higher (lower) future economic growth rates. The evidence suggests regulation is the outcome of private interests using the coercive power of the state to extract rents from other groups, highlighting the endogeneity of financial development and growth
The effects of stock lending on security prices : an experiment by Steven N Kaplan( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Working with a sizeable, anonymous money manager, we randomly make available for lending two-thirds of the high-loan fee stocks in the manager's portfolio and withhold the other third to produce an exogenous shock to loan supply. We implement the lending experiment in two independent phases: the first, from September 5 to 18, 2008, with over $580 million of securities lent; and the second, from June 5 to September 30, 2009, with over $250 million of securities lent. The supply shocks are sizeable and significantly reduce lending fees, but returns, volatility, skewness, and bid-ask spreads remain unaffected. Results are consistent across both phases of the experiment and indicate no adverse effects from securities lending on stock prices
Informal financial networks : theory and evidence by Mark J Garmaise( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asset pricing and fund investment anomalies by Tobias J Moskowitz( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carry by Ralph S. J Koijen( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A security's expected return can be decomposed into its "carry" and its expected price appreciation, where carry can be measured in advance without an asset pricing model. We find that carry predicts returns both in the cross section and time series for a variety of different asset classes that include global equities, global bonds, currencies, commodities, US Treasuries, credit, and equity index options. This predictability underlies the strong returns to "carry trades" that go long high-carry and short low-carry securities, applied almost exclusively to currencies, but shown here to be a robust feature of many assets. We decompose carry returns into static and dynamic components and analyze the economic exposures. Despite unconditionally low correlations across asset classes, we find times when carry strategies across all asset classes do poorly, and show that these episodes coincide with global recessions
Otaku no kodo keizai gakusha supotsu no uragawa o yomitoku : Kyo mo jimoto chimu ga katsu honto no riyu by Tobias J Moskowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momentum crashes by Kent Daniel( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their strong positive average returns across numerous asset classes, momentum strategies can experience infrequent and persistent strings of negative returns. These momentum crashes are partly forecastable. They occur in "panic" states - following market declines and when market volatility is high - and are contemporaneous with market rebounds. We show that the low ex-ante expected returns in panic states are consistent with a conditionally high premium attached to the option-like payoffs of past losers. An implementable dynamic momentum strategy based on forecasts of momentum's mean and variance approximately doubles the alpha and Sharpe Ratio of a static momentum strategy, and is not explained by other factors. These results are robust across multiple time periods, international equity markets, and other asset classes
Market frictions, price delay, and the cross-section of expected returns( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision-making under the gambler's fallacy evidence from asylum judges, loan officers, and baseball umpires by Daniel Chen( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We find consistent evidence of negative autocorrelation in decision-making that is unrelated to the merits of the cases considered in three separate high-stakes field settings: refugee asylum court decisions, loan application reviews, and major league baseball umpire pitch calls. The evidence is most consistent with the law of small numbers and the gambler's fallacy - people underestimating the likelihood of sequential streaks occurring by chance - leading to negatively autocorrelated decisions that result in errors. The negative autocorrelation is stronger among more moderate and less experienced decision-makers, following longer streaks of decisions in one direction, when the current and previous cases share similar characteristics or occur close in time, and when decision-makers face weaker incentives for accuracy. Other explanations for negatively autocorrelated decisions such as quotas, learning, or preferences to treat all parties fairly, are less consistent with the evidence, though we cannot completely rule out sequential contrast effects as an alternative explanation
The private equity premium puzzle( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Scorecasting : the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won
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Moskowitz, Tobias 1971-

Moskowitz, Tobias J.

Moskowitz, Tobias Jacob 1971-

Toby Moskowitz American economist

モスコウィッツ, トビアス・J.

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Scorecasting the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won