**CURRICULUM VITA**
**Paul M. Sommers**
__Address__ __Phone__
Department of Economics Home: 802-388-6549
Middlebury College Office: 802-443-5325
Middlebury, Vermont 05753 Fax: 802-443-2084
__Education__
B.A. (with honors) in Economics and Mathematics,
University of California, Santa Cruz, 1970
M.A. in Economics, University of Michigan, 1972
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1976
__Academic Positions__
Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, 1976-1980
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego, 1980-1981
Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, 1981-1982
Associate Professor, Middlebury College, 1982-1987
Visiting Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1987-1988
Associate Professor, Middlebury College, 1988-1989
Chair, Department of Economics, Middlebury College, 1992-1995
Professor, Middlebury College, 1989 - present
Faculty Athletics Representative, August 2003 – August 2007
Paige-Wright Professor of Economics, 2012 - present
__Professional Organizations__
Member of the Atlantic Economic Society and American Economic Association
__Doctoral Dissertation__
**Birth Control in an Econometric Simulation Model**
__Publications__
__Books:__
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Microeconomics: **
** Theory and Applications** [Third Edition], 1979
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Microeconomics: **
** Theory and Applications** [Fourth Edition], 1982
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Microeconomics: **
** Theory and Applications** [Fifth Edition], 1985
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Microeconomics: **
** Theory and Applications** [Sixth Edition], 1988
(co-authored with William D. Gunther)
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Microeconomics: **
** Theory and Applications** [Seventh Edition], 1991
(co-authored with William D. Gunther)
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Microeconomics: **
** Theory and Applications** [Eighth Edition], 1994
(co-authored with William D. Gunther)
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Microeconomics: **
** Theory and Applications** [Ninth Edition], 1997
(co-authored with Kathryn Nantz and William D. Gunther)
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Edwin Mansfield: **Applied Microeconomics**
[First Edition], 1994 (co-authored with Kathryn Nantz and William D. Gunther)
Paul M. Sommers (ed.), **Welfare Reform in America: Perspectives and**
** Prospects**, Boston, Massachusetts: Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing, 1982
Paul M. Sommers (ed.), **Diamonds Are Forever: The Business of **
** Baseball, **Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1992
__Articles__:
Sommers, Paul M. and Daniel B. Suits, "A Cross-Section Model of Economic Growth,"
**The Review of Economics and Statistics**, Vol. 53 (May 197l), pp. 121-128.
Sommers, Paul M. and Daniel B. Suits, "Analysis of Net Interstate Migration,"
**Southern Economic Journal**, Vol. 40 (October 1973), pp. 193-201.
Sommers, Paul M., "Analysis of Income Distributional Changes, 1969-1973,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 7 (July 1979), pp. 33-38.
Sommers, Paul M. and John Conlisk, "Eigenvalue Immobility Measures for Markov Chains," **Journal of Mathematical Sociology**, Vol. 6 (1979), pp. 253-276.
__Articles__ (continued):
Conlisk, John and Paul M. Sommers, "Eigenvector Status Proxies in Markov Chain
Mobility Models," **Sociological Methods and Research**,
Vol. 8 (November 1979), pp. 159-178.
Sommers, Paul M., "The Value of Birth Control," **Applied Economics**,
Vol. 12 (June 1980), pp. 195-207.
Sommers, Paul M. and Peter B. Culman, "An NIT for NYC: Analysis of a Policy Option," **Eastern Economic Journal**, Vol. 6 (August-October 1980), pp. 203-208.
Sommers, Paul M., "Deterrence and Gun Control: An Empirical Analysis,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 8 (December 1980), pp. 89-94.
Sommers, Paul M., "Analysis of Net Interstate Migration Revisited,"
**Social Science Quarterly**, Vol. 62 (June 1981), pp. 294-302.
Sommers, Paul M., "One More Stat on the Sultan of Swat," **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 14(2), 1981-82, pp. 109-110.
Sommers, Paul M., "Hourglass Figures: An Analysis of TV Era Miss Americas,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 14(3), 1981-82, pp. 191-194.
Sommers, Paul M., "Deterrence and Gun Control: A Reply," **Atlantic Economic Journal**,
Vol. 10 (July 1982), pp. 54-57.
Sommers, Paul M. and Noel Quinton, "Pay and Performance in Major League Baseball:
The Case of the First Family of Free Agents," **The Journal of Human Resources**,
Vol. 17 (Summer 1982), pp. 426-436.
McCombs, Mary E. and Paul M. Sommers, "Are Women the Weaker Sex in Grand Prix Jumping? The Answer is Nay," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 15(3), 1982-83,
pp. 161-167.
Sommers, Paul M. and Laura Thomas, "Restricting Federal Funds for Abortion: Another Look,"
**Social Science Quarterly**, Vol. 64 (June 1983), pp. 340-346.
Sommers, Paul M., "Testing for Bias in Beauty Pageant Judging," **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 16(1), 1983-84, pp. 33-41.
Sommers, Paul M., "Further Analysis of the Increasing Rate of Suicide by Firearms,"
**The New England Journal of Medicine**, Vol. 310 (January 5, 1984), pp. 47-48.
Sommers, Paul M., "Reel Analysis," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 16(3), 1983-84, pp. 161-166.
Sommers, Paul M., "The Effect of Gun Control Laws on Suicide Rates,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 12 (March 1984), pp. 67-69.
Sommers, Paul M., "Drinking Age and the 55 MPH Speed Limit,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 13 (March 1985), pp. 43-48.
__Articles__ (continued):
Sommers, Paul M., "A Study of Olympic Proportions," **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 17(3), 1984-85, pp. 161-167.
Sommers, Paul M., "Comprehensive Tax and Welfare Reform," **Journal** **of **
** the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies,** Vol. 10 (Autumn 1985),
pp. 86-100.
Sommers, Paul M., "Measurement of Tax Progressivity: A Further Application,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 14 (March 1986), pp. 59-62.
Sommers, Paul M., "Tax Reform and the Repeal of Deductibility,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 15 (March 1987), p. 120.
Erickson, Jill E., Elizabeth A. Loring, Lisa B. Seiden, and Paul M. Sommers,
"The Boys of Summer are the Chis of Spring," **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics,** Vol. 19(3), 1987, pp. 161-163.
Cornish, Andrew, Charles Fiedler, Brian S. Foss, and Paul M. Sommers,
"Eye-pothesis Testing: Another Look at the 1986 World Series,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics,** Vol. 19(4), 1987, pp. 241-246.
Sommers, Paul M., "Career Length and Playing Position in Major League Baseball:
Any Connection?" **Journal of Recreational Mathematics,**
Vol. 19(4), 1987, pp. 247-251.
Gregorich, Michael D. and Paul M. Sommers, "Youth Will Be Served,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics,** Vol. 19(4), 1987, pp. 286-290.
Sommers, Paul M., "Does the American Presidency Shorten Life?" **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics,** Vol. 21(1), 1989, pp. 39-45.
Sommers, Paul M., "A Post-mortem on the Death-Dip Hypothesis," **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics,** Vol. 21(2), 1989, pp. 127-130.
Sommers, Paul M., "The Golden Boys of Summer, 1987," **Journal** **of **
** Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 21(3), 1989, pp. 161-165.
Devine, Karen J., Viraj M. Mirani, and Paul M. Sommers, "Joint Distributions,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics,** Vol. 21(4), 1989, pp. 260-263.
Sommers, Paul M., "Soak the Rich Arithmetic," **Atlantic Economic** **Journal**,
Vol. 18 (March 1990), p. 91.
Rau, Amy R., Cornelia S. Wise, and Paul M. Sommers, "Hypothesis Tasting,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 22(2), 1990, pp. 98-100.
Sommers, Paul M., "An Empirical Note on Salaries in Major League Baseball,"
**Social Science Quarterly**, Vol. 71 (December 1990), pp. 861-867.
__Articles__ (continued):
Durland, Dan W. and Paul M. Sommers, "Collusion in Major League Baseball:
An Empirical Test," **Journal of Sport Behavior,** Vol. 14 (March 1991),
No. 1, pp. 19-29.
Strong, Raymond B**.** and Paul M. Sommers, "Salary Differentials by Sex and Region
in Academe," **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 19 (March 1991), p. 99.
Downs, Robert J. and Paul M. Sommers, "Is the Great One Slipping? Not on the Ice,"
** Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 23(1), 1991, pp. 1-5.
Sommers, Paul M., "A Penny for Your Thoughts on Income Distribution,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 20 (March 1992), p. 107.
Sommers, Paul M. , "Are There Pay Differentials in the Major Leagues? Some Ballpark
Figures," **Journal of** **Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 23(4), 1992, pp. 281-284.
Calise, Lori K., Tamara M. Caruso, John B. Cunningham, and Paul M. Sommers,
"The Golden Midd," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 24(1),
1992, pp. 26-29.
Disco, Matthew D., Felix Paulick, and Paul M. Sommers, "Some Differences are
Like Night and Day," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 24(2),
1992, pp. 94-96.
Citrin, Jacob A. and Paul M. Sommers, "Political Cycles in the Distribution of Income,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 20 (December 1992), p. 90.
Sommers, Paul M., "A Probability Distribution With Serious Faults,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 24(4), 1992, pp. 241-244.
Sommers, Paul M., "The Influence of Salary Arbitration on Player Performance,"
**Social Science Quarterly**, Vol. 74 (June 1993), pp. 439-443.
Tabechian, Shirin S., Andrew C. Peach, and Paul M. Sommers, "Are Supreme Court
Resignations Non-stochastic?" **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 25(1), 1993, pp. 13-17.
Lounsbury, Derek R. and Paul M. Sommers, "Investing in the (St.) Nick of Time,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 25(2), 1993, pp. 142-144.
Hamre, Mark A. and Paul M. Sommers, "The Line-Item Veto: A Reappraisal,"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 21 (December 1993), p. 86.
Harper, Scott B. and Paul M. Sommers, "Cleveland, Ohio: Still Under the
Weather?" **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 25(4), 1993, pp. 241-246.
Sommers, Paul M., "Probably the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived," **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 26(1), 1994, pp. 32-35.
__Articles__ (continued):
Sommers, Paul M., "A Bread-and-Putter Model," **Atlantic Economic Journal**,
Vol. 22 (December 1994), p. 77.
Sommers, Paul M., "Ticket Prices and Player Salaries in Major League Baseball,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 26(4), 1994, pp. 274-276.
Smith, Brian E**.** and Paul M. Sommers, "Tee Tests," **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 26(4), 1994, pp. 282-284.
Sommers, Paul M., "Does Lower Income Inequality Improve a Country's Investment Climate?"
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 23 (December 1995), p. 335.
Pitts, Gregory J. and Paul M. Sommers, "Grateful Data Analysis,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 27(1), 1995, pp. 43-47.
Sommers, Paul M., "Stamps of Approval," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 27(2), 1995, pp. 92-97.
Hanson, Daniel P., Jonathan E. Parr, and Paul M. Sommers, "An Empirical Assessment of Presidential Veto Power," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 27(2), 1995, pp. 98-103.
Sommers, Paul M., "The Vegetable Veto," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 27(3), 1995, pp. 201-203.
Trickett, Jennifer E**.** and Paul M. Sommers, "Congressional Ways and Statistical Means,"
**CHANCE**, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 1996, pp. 57-59.
Sommers, Paul M., "Presidential Candidates Who Measure Up,"
**CHANCE**, Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 1996, pp. 29-31.
Sommers, Paul M., "Stamps of Approval" (revised and updated),
**CHANCE**, Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 1996, pp. 33-37.
Cawley, Jason J**.** and Paul M. Sommers, "Voting Irregularities in the 1995 Referendum
on Quebec Sovereignty," **CHANCE**, Vol. 9, No. 4, Fall 1996, pp. 26-27.
Sommers, Paul M., "Meddling with 1996 Olympic Results,"
**CHANCE**, Vol. 9, No. 4, Fall 1996, pp. 28-30.
Sommers, Paul M., "More About Presidential Candidates Who Measure Up,"
**CHANCE**, Vol. 9, No. 4, Fall 1996, p. 52.
Sommers, Paul M., "Greying of Olympic Gold," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 28(1), 1996-97, pp. 18-21.
Sommers, Paul M., "Meddling With Olympic Results," **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 28(1), 1996-97, pp. 49-52.
__Articles__ (continued):
Zhao, MengHao and Paul M. Sommers, "A Comment on 'Industry's Response to Market
Liberalization in China: Evidence from Jiangsu Province,'"
**Economic Development and Cultural Change**,
Vol. 45(3), April 1997, pp. 667-670.
Sommers, Paul M., "Tonga Won the Atlanta Olympics!" **CHANCE**,
Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 1997, pp. 63-64.
Malinov, Marina J. and Paul M. Sommers, "A New Line on the Phillips Curve,"
**Social Science Quarterly**, Vol. 78 (September 1997), pp. 740-746.
Buchan, Katherine D. and Paul M. Sommers, "Judging Olympic Judges for
Political Bias," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 28(2),
1996-97, pp. 93-97.
Spivack, Alix A., Kip M. Kirkpatrick, and Paul M. Sommers, "Numbers You Can Bank On,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 28(2), 1996-97, pp. 123-128.
Carbonneau, Danielle E. and Paul M. Sommers, "Measuring Competitive Balance
in Major League Baseball," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 28(3), 1996-97, pp. 161-165.
Sommers, Paul M., "Pitcher Perfect: All Tall Talk?" **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 28(3), 1996-97, pp. 177-179.
Sommers, Paul M., "Home-Field Advantage in the World Series: Myth or Reality?"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 28(3), 1996-97, pp. 180-184.
Polson, Peter M. and Paul M. Sommers, "Sleeveless in Seattle," **Journal of **
** Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 28(4), 1996-97, pp. 280-285.
Dorf, Alexandra N. and Paul M. Sommers, "Should Order of Birth Give One Paws?"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 28(4), 1996-97, pp. 285-286.
Raymond, Kevin R. and Paul M. Sommers, "Baseball's Designated Hitter: A Retrospective,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 28(4), 1996-97, pp. 287-288.
Sommers, Paul M., "Work Incentives and Salary Distributions in the National Hockey
League," **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 26 (March 1998), p. 119.
Sommers, Paul M., "Norway Won the Nagano Olympics!" **CHANCE**,
Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 1998, p. 26.
Austin, Peter L., Sebastien Bilodeau, Ross B. Sealfon, and Paul M. Sommers,
"A Note on NHL Salaries After Glasnost," **International Advances in**
**Economic Research**, Vol. 4 (May 1998), pp. 205-206.
Sommers, Paul M., "What's in a Name?" **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 29(1), 1998, pp. 28-31.
__Articles__ (continued):
Sommers, Paul M., "Student's *t* and Crackers," **College Mathematics Journal**,
Vol. 30, No. 1, January 1999, pp. 32-34.
Malinov, Marina J. and Paul M. Sommers, "Reply to A Comment on 'A New Line on the
Phillips Curve'," **Social Science Quarterly**, Vol. 80 (March 1999), pp. 197-198.
Davidson, Tiffany S., Meredith R. Fisher, Renee S. Minott, and Paul M. Sommers,
"A Fable for Prime Time: Fox and the Peacock," **Atlantic Economic Journal**,
Vol. 27 (March 1999), p. 116.
Bilodeau, Sebastien and Paul M. Sommers, "Ice Moves,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 29(2), 1998, pp. 93-94.
Gupta, Sandeep K. and Paul M. Sommers, "A Simple Cross-Section Model of Economic
Growth Stands the Test of Time," **Applied Economics Letters**,
Vol. 6, 1999, pp. 601-603.
White, Alissa A. and Paul M. Sommers, "Closing the Gender Gap in Track and Field,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 29(3), 1998, pp. 180-183.
Nally, Michael T. and Paul M. Sommers, "Striking Back: The Baseball Fan Boycott of 1995,"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 29(3), 1998, pp. 184-188.
Shipchandler, Shamoil T. and Paul M. Sommers, "Hold That ‘y = mx + b’!"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 29(4), 1998, pp. 241-245.
Walsh, James R., William R. Goldman, Michael T. Anastasio, and Paul M. Sommers,
"Who Is Le Mieux: Wayne or Mario?" **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 29(4), 1998, pp. 248-253.
Sommers, Paul M., “The Super Bowl Theory: Fourth and Long,”
**College Mathematics Journal**, Vol. 31, No. 3, May 2000, pp. 189-192.
Malinov, Marina J. and Paul M. Sommers, “Reply to ‘A New Line on the Phillips Curve:
Additional Evidence on the U.S.’,” **Social Science Quarterly**, Vol. 81 (June 2000),
pp. 682-684.
Cassidy, Elizabeth A., Rebecca P. Judge, and Paul M. Sommers, "The Distribution of
Environmental Justice: A Comment," **Social Science Quarterly**,
Vol. 81 (September 2000), pp. 877-878.
Chiong, Wai Yee and Paul M. Sommers, "Splines, Tigers, and Economic Growth,”
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 28 (December 2000), p. 494.
Meyer, Daniel A., Peter H. Matthews and Paul M. Sommers, "Net Interstate Migration
Revisited,” **Applied Economics Letters**, Vol. 8 (2001), pp. 131-134.
Aaron, Michael A., Brewster B. Boyd, Jr., Melanie J. Curtis, and Paul M. Sommers,
"Punxsutawney's Phenomenal Phorecaster,” **College Mathematics Journal**,
Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 26-29.
__Articles__ (continued):
Sommers, Paul M., “Does an R-rating Mean Bad Business?”
**International Advances in Economic Research**, Vol. 7 (May 2001), p. 271.
Sommers, Paul M., “Sultans of Swat and the Runs Test,” **Journal of Recreational**
**Mathematics**, Vol. 30(2), 1999-2000, pp. 118-120.
Deese, Brian C., Eric P. Schacht, and Paul M. Sommers, “A Note on New England’s
Residual Wholesale Electricity Market,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**,
Vol. 29 (December 2001), p. 473.
Sommers, Paul M., “Is Presidential Greatness Related to Height?”
**College Mathematics Journal**, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 2002, pp. 14-16.
Sommers, Paul M. and Peter H. Matthews, “Do PGA Tournaments Have Perverse
Incentive Effects?” **International Advances in Economic Research**,
Vol. 8 (February 2002), p. 82.
May, James W., William H. Pyle, and Paul M. Sommers, “Does Governance
Explain Unofficial Activity?” **Applied Economics Letters**, Vol. 9 (2002), pp. 537-539.
Bisgaier, Steven P., Benjamin S. Bradley, Peter D. Harwood, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Chasing Hank Aaron’s Home Run Record,” **College Mathematics**
** Journal**, Vol. 33, No. 4, September 2002, pp. 293-295.
Copeland, Aaron T., David J. Greiner, Brian D. McGregor, Laura W. Woodward,
and Paul M. Sommers, “Shotgun!” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 31(1), 2002-2003, pp. 45-46.
Sommers, Paul M., “*DOO-WOP*oly,” **International Advances in Economic Research**,
Vol. 8 (November 2002), p. 365.
Ahmed, Fahim, Saad Kamal, and Paul M. Sommers, “The Fuzzy Math on
the Butterfly Ballot and the Buchanan Vote,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**,
Vol. 30 (December 2002), p. 442.
Sommers, Paul M., “Baseball’s All-Stars: Birthplace and Distribution,”
** College Mathematics Journal**, Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2003, pp. 24-30.
Sommers, Paul M., “The Writing on ‘The Wall’,” **CHANCE**, Vol. 16, No. 1,
Winter 2003, pp. 35-38.
Sommers, Paul M., “A Postscript on Colleges in Collusion,” **International Advances**
** in Economic Research**, Vol. 9 (February 2003), pp. 85-86.
Fanning, Christopher E., Kyle H. Pilkington, Tyler A. Conrad, and Paul M. Sommers,
“March Madness: The Racket in Regional Brackets,” **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 31(3), 2002-2003, pp. 201-203.
Ransom, Elizabeth A. and Paul M. Sommers, "A Scoring Change in World Cup Rugby,"
**Student**, Vol. 4(4), September 2003, pp. 287-290.
__Articles__ (continued):
Koychev, Anton T., Erbor Kulla, Ignas Brazauskas, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Is Geography Destiny?” **International Advances in Economic Research**,
Vol. 9 (November 2003), p. 327.
Endo, Melanie G., Kellan M. Florio, John B. Gerber, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Does a Salary Cap Improve Competitive Balance?”
** Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 31 (December 2003), p. 388.
Sommers, Paul M., "*Big* *Mac*roeconomic Analysis," **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 31(4), 2002-2003, pp. 257-260.
Sommers, Paul M., “The Potential for Exploitation by Sports Franchises,”
**International Advances in Economic Research**, Vol. 10 (February 2004), p. 83.
Sommers, Paul M., "Should Baseball's Designated Hitters Slim Down?" **Journal of**
** Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 32(1), 2003-2004, pp. 25-27.
Saraceni, Michael J., Ryan M. Cunningham, Lyon Carter III, and Paul M. Sommers,
“The Quest for ‘756’,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 32(2),
2003-2004, pp. 130-132.
Sommers, Paul M., “An Analysis of Infant Mortality Rates in the U.S.,”
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 32 (December 2004), p. 357.
Hightower, Jr., Richard A. and Paul M. Sommers, “Do Contenders Really Outspend
Non-contenders in Major League Baseball?” **Journal of Recreational **
** Mathematics**, Vol. 32(3), 2003-2004, pp. 205-209.
Vickery, Brian A., Nicholas S. Digani, Caitlin J. Toombs, and Paul M. Sommers,
“The After*Math* of Sammy Sosa’s Corked Bat Incident,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 32(3), 2003-2004, pp. 232-233.
Nicholson, James P., Ekaterina K. Nikolova, Shahan A. Mufti, and Paul M. Sommers,
“HIV Prevalence Rates and Economic Performance,” **International**
**Advances in Economic Research**, Vol. 11 (February 2005), p. 122.
Barfuss, Richard B., Robert C. Howard, and Paul M. Sommers, “Is a Ticket to Cooperstown
Getting Any Cheaper?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 32(4),
2003-2004, pp. 302-307.
Holden, Evan C. and Paul M. Sommers, “The Influence of Free Agent Filing on MLB
Player Performance,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 33 (December 2005), p. 489.
Scheuer, Marc P., Woo Y. Chang, and Paul M. Sommers, “The New Hurry-Up Face-Off
Rule in the NHL,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 33(1),
2004-2005, pp. 1-2.
Shirreffs, Brett P**.** and Paul M. Sommers, “The Effect of Salary Arbitration on NHL Player
Performance,” **International Advances in Economic Research**,
Vol. 12 (February 2006), p. 142.
__Articles__ (continued):
Gifis, Lorna S. and Paul M. Sommers, “Promotions and Attendance in Minor League Baseball,”
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 34 (December 2006), pp. 513-514.
Pescheira, Francisco J., Peter H. Matthews, and Paul M. Sommers, “Incentives and
Superstars on the LPGA Tour,” **Applied Economics**, Vol. 39 (January 2007),
pp. 87-94.
Florio, Kellan M., Jacob A. Whitcomb, and Paul M. Sommers, “Home Hill Advantage in
Eastern Collegiate Ski Racing,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 33(2), 2004-2005, pp. 87-93.
Posner, Adam R., Thomas J. Sullivan, Katherine B. Chambers, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Chemical Bonds,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 33(2),
2004-2005, pp. 94-96.
Apostolatos, Andreas J. and Paul M. Sommers, “Is There Ingroup Favoritism in the NBA?”
**International Advances in Economic Research**, Vol. 13 (February 2007),
pp. 118-119.
Holmes, Jessica A., Jonathan T. Isham, and Paul M. Sommers, “Is George Bailey Dead?
**Applied Financial Economics Letters**, 2007, vol. 3, pp. 19-24.
Sommers, Paul M., “Measuring Player Loyalty Among Baseball’s Hall of Famers,”
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 35 (March 2007), pp. 125-126.
Holmes, Jessica A., Jonathan T. Isham, Ryan Petersen, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Does Relationship Lending Still Matter in the Consumer Banking Sector?
Evidence from the Automobile Loan Market,” **Social Science Quarterly**,
Vol. 88(2), June 2007, pp. 585-597.
Kidolezi, Yohanne N., Jessica A. Holmes, Hugo Ñopo, and Paul M. Sommers, “Selection and
Reporting Bias in Household Surveys of Child Labor: Evidence from Tanzania,”
**African Development Review**, 2007, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 368-378.
Shirreffs, Brett P**.** and Paul M. Sommers, “Tee Tests: Playing with Tiger,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 34(1), 2005-2006, pp. 1-4.
Mayer, George A., Robert M. Marcoux, Filip Marinkovic, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Why the NBA Bounced Their New Basketball,” **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 34(1), 2005-2006, pp. 8-11.
Shimrock, Mark J., Peter M. Lefeber, Christian Hansen, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Watering Down Coors: The Rockies’ Ball Humidor,” **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 34(1), 2005-2006, pp. 5-7.
Campbell, David L., Benjamin O. Hanna, Conor A. Lyons, and Paul M. Sommers,
“A Poisson Model for No-Hitters in Major League Baseball,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 34(1), 2005-2006, pp. 49-52.
__Articles__ (continued):
Avrutin, Brandon M. and Paul M. Sommers, “Work Incentives and Salary Distributions in
Major League Baseball,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 35 (December 2007),
pp. 509-510.
Cawley, Jason J. and Paul M. Sommers, “Voting Irregularities in the 1995 Referendum on
Quebec,” reprinted in **Elections and Exit Polling** by Fritz J. Scheuren and Wendy Alvey,
John Wiley & Sons, 2008, pp. 183-185.
Sommers, Paul M., “The Changing Hitting Performance Profile in Major League Baseball,
1966-2006,” **Journal of Sports Economics**, Vol. 9, No. 4 (August 2008), pp. 435-440.
Sommers, Paul M., “The War in Iraq and the 2006 U.S. Elections,”
**International Advances in Economic Research**, Vol. 14 (August 2008),
p. 353.
Keohane, Ryan M. and Paul M. Sommers, “Win a World Series, Raise Ticket Prices.
But, Excessively?” **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 36 (September 2008),
pp. 381-382.
Holmes, Jessica A., James A. Meditz and Paul M. Sommers, “Athletics and Alumni Giving:
Evidence from a Highly Selective Liberal Arts College,”
**Journal of Sports Economics**, Vol. 9, No. 5 (October 2008), pp. 538-552.
Hrdina, Stefan G. and Paul M. Sommers, “When Do NFL Quarterbacks Pass Their Prime?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 34(2), 2005-2006, pp. 89-93.
Weiss, Jessica B. and Paul M. Sommers, “Does Team Racial Composition Affect Team
Performance in the NBA?” **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 37 (March 2009),
p. 119.
Barriger, Andrew K., John W. Sharpe, Brendan P. Sullivan, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Has a Salary Cap in the NFL Improved Competitive Balance?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 34(4), 2005-2006, pp. 239-242.
Bloch, Jason M., Kieran M. Coe, James K. Ebberson, and Paul M. Sommers, “Park Elevation
and Long Ball Flight in Major League Baseball,” **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 34(4), 2005-2006, pp. 243-246.
Winter, Michael W. and Paul M. Sommers, “The Changing Racial Composition of Baseball’s
All-Stars, 1950-2007,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 34(4), 2005-2006,
pp. 267-274.
Raeder, Douglas A**.** and Paul M. Sommers, “Are Russians the Highest-Paid Goalies in the NHL?”
**International Advances in Economic Research**, Vol. 16 (February 2010), pp. 132-133.
Fitzpatrick, Dylan J., Erin A. Toner, and Paul M. Sommers, “The Skinny on Obesity Rates and
the U.S. Economy,” Vol. 38 (March 2010), **Atlantic Economic Journal**, pp. 119-120.
__Articles__ (continued):
Sommers, Paul M., "Monopoly Power,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 35(2), 2006, pp. 91-94.
McCann, Casey W. and Paul M. Sommers, "Just For Kicks,” **Journal of Recreational**
** Mathematics**, Vol. 35(2), 2006, pp. 95-98.
Teves, Christopher J., Joseph T. Burchenal, Daniel M. Haluska, and Paul M. Sommers,
“A Poisson Model for ‘Hitting for the Cycle’ in Major League Baseball,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 35(2), 2006, pp. 112-116.
Cha, David U., Daniel P. Glatt, and Paul M. Sommers, “An Empirical Test of Bill James’s
Pythagorean Formula,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 35(2), 2006,
pp. 117-124.
Chisholm, Kelsey F., Alyson M. Downing, and Paul M. Sommers, “Moving Back the NCAA’s
Three-Point Line: A Challenge?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 35(2), 2006, pp. 125-127.
Chong, Alyssa A., Monica B. Ralston, Andrew C. Waxman, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Who Really Voted for Barack Obama?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 35(2), 2006, pp. 128-131.
Sommers, Paul M., “'Born To Run' … Chi-Square Tests: Mathematics in Music,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 35(4), 2006, pp. 261-267.
Sommers, Paul M., “Is There Home-Field Advantage in Interleague Play?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 35(4), 2006, pp. 268-274.
Angstman, Nicholas B., Andrea L. Buono, Trevor B. Dodds, Andrew K. Somberg,
and Paul M. Sommers, “Derby Drop-Offs,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 35(4), 2006, pp. 275-280.
Sommers, Paul M., “Have Sports Venues Mitigated the Home Foreclosure Crisis?”
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 38 (December 2010), pp 459-460.
Chong, Alyssa A. and Paul M. Sommers, “Real *March Madness*: Rewarding Schools for
Low GSRs,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 39 (June 2011), pp. 201-202.
Sommers, Paul M., "Do New Ballparks Affect the Home-Field Advantage?"
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(1), 2007, pp. 21-23.
Sommers, Paul M., “Does Shooting Efficiency Matter in Explaining NBA Salaries?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(1), 2007, pp. 16-20.
Everson, Jeffrey S. and Paul M. Sommers, “Are First-Round NFL Draft Picks Better than
Second-Round Picks?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 36(2), 2007, pp. 104-111.
Green, Connor E. and Paul M. Sommers, “Is a Defensive Tackle More Valuable Than a
Quarterback?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(3), 2007, pp. 233-239.
__Articles__ (continued):
Rotatori, Alexandra M., Kathryn K. Logan, Alison J. McAnaney, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Which Winning Streak in College Basketball Would *UConn*-sider the Best?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(3), 2007, pp. 222-232.
Farah, David A., Johann N. Riefkohl, Alexandra L. McAtee, and Paul M. Sommers,
“What’s the Spin on Serve Speed and Different Court Surfaces?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(3), 2007, pp. 244-250.
Magotswi, Mwaki Harri and Paul M. Sommers, “Have Bonus Points Affected Scoring in the
Rugby World Cup?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(3), 2007,
pp. 240-243.
Ha, Alyssa J. and Paul M. Sommers, “Speed Suits and Swimming *t*’s,”
**Journal of Student Research**, Vol. 1(1), 2012, pp. 10-14.
King, Sarah B. and Paul M. Sommers, “An Analysis of Immigration Rates by State”
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 40 (March 2012), pp. 103-104.
Sommers, Paul M., “Do Baseball’s Northernmost Teams Play Hot in Cold Weather?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(4), 2007, pp. 327-329.
Fuqua, Sydney L., Lauren C. Redfield, Schooner J. Sonntag, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Lennon? McCartney? Who was the Principal Author in ‘Lennon/McCartney’?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(4), 2007, pp. 330-335.
Sommers, Paul M., “Are Yankees *vs.* Red Sox Games Too Slow?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 36(4), 2007, pp. 336-342.
Whelan, Mark B. and Paul M. Sommers, “When is the Honeymoon Over for Baseball’s New
Stadiums?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(1), 2008, pp. 25-29.
Somberg, Andrew K. and Paul M. Sommers, “Payrolls and Playoff Probabilities in
Major League Baseball,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 40 (September 2012),
pp. 347-348.
Moses, Leo R., Trevor R. Truog, and Paul M. Sommers, “Is the Gap Between ‘Haves’ and
‘Have-Nots’ Really Widening?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 37(2), 2008, pp. 95-101.
Kooi, Carolyn J., Jessica S. Ebersole, and Paul M. Sommers, “*t*-Time on Cruise Ships”,
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(2), 2008, pp. 102-107.
Lee, Jaehyuk, Eric M. Wilson, Owen J. Witek, and Paul M. Sommers, “Marriage Gets an Assist
from the NHL,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(2), 2008, pp. 108-113.
Sommers, Paul M., “A Modern-Day Parade of Dwarfs (And A Few Giants),”
**Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 41 (March 2013), pp. 95-96.
Bent, Daniel P. and Paul M. Sommers, “Pay and Performance in the National Hockey League,
2011-12,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**, Vol. 42 (March 2014), pp. 109-110.
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__Articles __(continued):
LoRusso, Matthew H. and Paul M. Sommers, “*BABE*: The Sultan of Pitching Stats,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(3), 2008, pp. 219-226.
Li, Jay and Paul M. Sommers, “Racer Swimsuits Fit to a *t*,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(3), 2008, pp. 227-234.
Fox, Alexandra A., Tucker P. Donahoe, John M. Yanchek, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Is There a Road-Ice Advantage in NHL Shootouts?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(3), 2008, pp. 235-237.
MacKay, Ian D., Jack W. Markusen, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Who was *z*-Best Olympian in 2008 and 2012?”
**Journal of Student Research**, Vol. 3(1), 2014, pp. 1-12.
Sommers, Paul M., “Mathematics and Geography: The Changing Geographic Midpoint of
Baseball’s All-Stars,” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(4), 2008,
pp. 277-285.
Crepps, Daniel A., Pathik R. Root, Benjamin K. Wessel, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Eat Fresh, Be Happy?” **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 37(4), 2008,
pp. 286-292.
Sonntag, Schooner J. and Paul M. Sommers, “Work Incentives and Salary Distributions
in Major League Soccer,” **Atlantic Economic Journal**,
Vol. 42 (December 2014), pp. 471-472.
Sommers, Paul M., “Cereal Killers,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(1), 2014, pp. 1-10.
Sommers, Paul M., “Food for Thought: Average Cost, Marginal Cost, and Pizza,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(1), 2014, pp. 11-12.
Sommers, Paul M., “Fox and the Peacock: A Fable for Super Sunday,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(1), 2014, pp. 13-15.
Sweeney, Benjamin B., Daniel S. Waldman, Thomas A. Nall, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Should the NBA Be Done with ‘One and Done’?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(1), 2014, pp. 16-19.
Jackson, Allen S., Jamal R. Piper, James R. Jensen, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Does Bill James’s Pythagorean Formula Apply to Basketball?“
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics **(ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 1, 2015, pp. 7-18.
Stone, Kaelin A. and Paul M. Sommers, “Will Sochi be the Last Games Featuring NHL Players?”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 1, 2015, pp. 19-27.
Sommers, Paul M., “Chart Statistics of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones,”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics **(ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 1, 2015, pp. 29-38.
__Articles __(continued):
Sommers, Paul M., “A Poisson Model for Hurricanes of the North Atlantic,”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics **(ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 1, 2015, pp. 39-43.
Hurst, Parker A. and Paul M. Sommers, “The Cost of Attending Professional Sports in the U.S.,”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics **(ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 1, 2015, pp. 44-55.
Gardner, Julianna G., Peter J. DiPrinzio, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Restaurant Customer Satisfaction in Manhattan,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(2), 2014, pp. 77-81.
BonDurant, Nicholas W., Alexandra L. DeMarco, Derek Pimentel, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Which NHL Team Wins in Overtime? These CHIS Know,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(2), 2014, pp. 82-86.
Sommers, Paul M., “Evaluating Agreement and Disagreement between the U.S. and
Middle East Countries in the UN General Assembly,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(2), 2014, pp. 87-94.
Sommers, Paul M., “Should Investors Fear Friday the 13^{th}?”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(2), 2014, pp. 106-112.
Sommers, Paul M., “The Influence of Free Agency on NHL Player Performance,”
**Journal of Recreational Mathematics**, Vol. 38(2), 2014, pp. 113-119.
Hlavaty, Helena N., Mohamed A. Hussein, Peter Kiley-Bergen, Liuxufei Yang, and
Paul M. Sommers, “Who Really Voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012?”
**Journal of Student Research**, Vol. 14(1), 2015, pp. 104-111.
Smith, AnnaClare C., Anna Van Kula, Greer M. Howard, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Have Gun Control Laws Changed Since Newtown?”
**Journal of Student Research**, Vol. 14(1), 2015, pp. 112-119.
Smith, Peter R., Russell K. Banker, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Here’s the Scoop: Ground Balls Win Lacrosse Games,”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 2, 2015, pp. 17-27.
Raeder, Douglas A. and Paul M. Sommers, “The Career Save Percentage Profile of NHL Goalies,”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 2, 2015, pp. 35-39.
Brown, Christopher J., Lyon Carter III, and Paul M. Sommers,
“The Real Curse of the Bambino,”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 3, 2015, pp. 9-15.
Mittnacht, Arthur E. and Paul M. Sommers, “Are Canadian NHL Hall of Famers Winter Babies?”
in** Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 4, 2015, pp. 8-13.
__Articles __(continued):
Sommers, Paul M., “Here Comes the Sun. Gimme Shelter?”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 5, 2015, pp. 8-21.
Park, Casey Y., Theodora L. Yoch, Eleanor G. Kaufman, and Paul M. Sommers,
“A Tale of Two … Umm Three Zities”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 5, 2015, pp. 29-35.
Fluke, Emily A. and Paul M. Sommers, “The Impact of Free Agency on NHL Player
Performance,” in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics **(ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 6, 2016, forthcoming
DeMarco, Alexandra L., Zoe M. Loveman, and Paul M. Sommers,
“The Importance of Winning Draw Controls in Women’s Lacrosse”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics **(ed. by Charles Ashbacher),
Vol. 6, 2016, forthcoming
Gaines, Justin A. and Paul M. Sommers, “In Division I Hockey, Does the Puck Stop Junior Year?”
in **Topics in Recreational Mathematics** (ed. by Charles Ashbacher), forthcoming.
__Other Publications__:
Sommers, Paul M., "Just Imagine ... A Line of Quarters," **The Burlington Free Press**,
July 26, 1993, p. 7A.
Sommers, Paul M., "A Sampling Problem," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 27(1), 1995, p. 61.
Sommers, Paul M., "An Examination Problem," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 27(4), 1995, pp. 307-308
Sommers, Paul M., "Aerial Propaganda Leaflets in the Campaign Against Japan,"
**Cover Story**, September 1997, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 4-6.
Sommers, Paul M., "Staehle and Teixeira Patriotic Varieties," **First Days**,
December 1, 1997, Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 584-585.
Sommers, Paul M., "Matching Birthdays on Mars," **Journal of Recreational Mathematics**,
Vol. 29(1), 1998, p. 58
Sommers, Paul M., "Lolio Cacheted Inaugurals," **First Days**,
April 15, 2000, Vol. 45, No. 3, p. 195.
Sommers, Paul M., “Fun With Numbers,” **The Burlington Free Press**,
November 12, 2000, p. 8E.
Sommers, Paul M., “Not As Dramatic,” **The Burlington Free Press**,
January 31, 2001, p. 9A.
__Other Publications__ (continued):
Sommers, Paul M., “Statistical Scanning,” **The Burlington Free Press**, May 5, 2002, p. 9E.
Sommers, Paul M., “Statistical Surprises,” **The Burlington Free Press**, June 2, 2002, p. 8E.
Sommers, Paul M., “Licking Higher Prices,” **The Burlington Free Press**, July 8, 2002, p. 7A.
Sommers, Paul M., “Market Musings,” **The Burlington Free Press**, February 11, 2003, p. 13A.
Sommers, Paul M., “Date Errors on Teixeira Patriotic Varieties Pose Vexing
Question,” **First Days**, March 1, 2004, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 23-25.
Sommers, Paul M., “Teixeira: After a Few Bad Dates, We Need to Talk,”
**First Days**, September 1, 2004, Vol. 49, No. 6, pp. 32-33.
Sommers, Paul M., “Meddling with Numbers,” **The Burlington Free Press**,
September 10, 2004, p. 9A.
Sommers, Paul M., “Death Rate,” **The Burlington Free Press**, June 5, 2005, p. 9C.
Sommers, Paul M., “Is Barry Bonds the Greatest Home-Run Hitter of All-Time?”
**Middlebury Magazine**, Spring 2008, p. 31 and response to “E-Sommers?”
**Middlebury Magazine**, Summer 2008, p. 3.
Sommers, Paul M., “Size Doesn’t Matter in Olympic Results,” **The Burlington Free Press**,
September 12, 2008, p. 5A.
Sommers, Paul M., “One World’s Fair, Two Staehles,” **First Days**, January 15, 2010,
Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 29-32.
Sommers, Paul M., “Walter G. Crosby’s Earliest First Day Covers,” **First Days**,
January 15, 2011, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 8-12. [Runner-Up for the 2011 Philip Ward
Award for Excellence in First Day Cover Literature]
Sommers, Paul M., “An Enigmatic Knapp Patriotic,” **First Days**,
May 2012, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 36-38.
Sommers, Paul M., “Consider Olympic Medals by Population,” **The Burlington Free Press**,
August 31, 2012, p. 8A.
Sommers, Paul M., “Trudy White: World War II Cover Artist,” **First Days**,
January 2013, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 9-13.
Sommers, Paul M., “An Unlisted Staehle Dual Cover,” **First Days**,
June 2013, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 41-42.
Sommers, Paul M., “Abram LeGallez: WWII Cover Artist,” **First Days**,
April 2014, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 20-26. [Runner-Up for the 2014 Philip Ward
Award for Excellence in First Day Cover Literature]
__Other Publications__ (continued):
Sommers, Paul M., “WWII Cover Artist Abram LeGallez: Unfinished Business,” **First Days**,
January-February 2015, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 22-24.
__Work in Progress__
Alden I. Cowap, Sarah E. Freyre, Sean K. Indrelie, O’Brien, Edward D., and Paul M. Sommers,
“For Students on Financial Aid: Does School Endowment Matter?”
Pohl, Abigail D., Samuel W. Klockenkemper, Lucas G. Carpinello, and Paul M. Sommers,
“Did Crime Rates Rise After Colorado Legalized Marijuana?”
Sommers, Paul M., “The NFL Draft, 2002-2014: Winners, Losers, and a New Draft Trade
Value Chart”
Sommers, Paul M., “Is There Safety in Numbers? A Study of California’s Sanctuary Cities”
__Areas of Interest__
Applied Microeconomics, Public Finance, Income Distribution
Applied Econometrics, Economic Statistics, Economic Demography
__Teaching Experience__
Upper Division:
Microeconomic Theory
Economics of Professional Team Sports
Public Finance
Inequality and Poverty
Mathematical Models in Macroeconomics
Lower Division:
Economic Statistics
Introductory Microeconomics
Application of Statistics to Sports
__Teaching Award__
Outstanding Teacher of a Third College General Education Course,
Winter Quarter, 1981, University of California, San Diego
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