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Team performance and the optimal spread of talent
Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Kerry L. Papps
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP344:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011

JEL Classification: L23; L25; L83; M51

Tags: skill dispersion; baseball; firm performance

Alex Bryson and colleagues use US baseball data to investigate whether performance suffers if there is too wide a gap between the skills of a team's stars and the rest.

This article summarises 'Heterogeneous Worker Ability and Team-based Production: Evidence from Major League Baseball, 1920-2009' by Alex Bryson, Kerry Papps and Rafael Gomez, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1015