Seminar 217, Risk Management: Hot or Not? A Nonparametric Formulation of the Hot Hand in Baseball

Risk Seminar
Feb 11, 2020 11:00am to 12:30pm
1011 Evans Hall
Happening As Scheduled
ABSTRACT: "I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" - Yogi Berra We have all perceived streaks of hits and misses when watching sports. Often people will blame a magical streakiness that leads players to be "hot" or "cold." Are we to believe in...
Amanda Glazer, UC Berkeley