Michael A. Leeds is Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies for the Economics Department at Temple University in Pennsylvania. His research has appeared in such journals as Journal of Urban Economics, Economic Inquiry, Social Science Quarterly and Journal of Sports Economics. He is co-author of The Economics of Sports and co-editor of Handbook on the Economics of Women in Sports. His current research includes work on the economics of baseball in Japan and gender differences in the response to economic contests. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.