NBA commissioner Saint David Stern was quite critical about a survey conducted on racial prejudice among the conference functionaries and of New House Of York Times for printing the study.
Stern was quite adamantine that racism did not be in the NBA. He said that his major concern was that the survey was incorrect and with the research workers should have got done more than than to guarantee that their facts right.
The helper professor of concern and public policy at the University of Pennsylvania'a Edith Wharton School, Justin Wolfers, and a Katherine Cornell alumnus pupil in economics, Chief Joseph Price, establish that achromatic refs called more fouls against achromatic participants than against achromatic ones.
The survey was conducted over a time period of 13 old age through 2004 and was based on information publicly available on box scores. This information showed just the referees' name calling and but did divulge which referee made the call.
In response to Stern's criticism, Wolfers said that his occupation is to collate big amounts of information and data, survey and analyse them, acquire the analysis in a public and professional sphere and have got it vetted. Wolfers said that till now not even a single societal man of science had criticized his findings.
Stern it appeared was more than disturbance with the Times for publication the survey than Wolfers for conducting it.
After Wolfers analysis was published by the Times, the NBA sent their ain survey to him which was conducted recently over 2 1/2 time period and this also included the name of the referee who made each call.
Wolfers presented his survey at the yearly meeting of the Society of Labor Economists in Chicago. He is owed to show it again at a meeting of the American Law and Economics Association.