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December Grit City Think & Drink

Grit City Think and Drink

December 12, 2023
6:30PM – 7:30PM

Can Monitoring Make the Beautiful Game an Equitable Game? Evidence from VAR 

Dr. Harvey explores whether increased monitoring affects behavior using the context of VAR in EPL matches. By looking at disciplinary decisions before and after the use of VAR his research is able to determine whether the increased monitoring affected overall fouls and cards. They find the overall count of yellow cards decreases slightly, though fouls slightly increase. The latter may be driven by a racial disparity in referees citing individuals for fouls.

Dr. Harvey is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Dr. Harvey’s area of expertise is Public Economics with a particular focus on crime, policing, and racial disparities. He is also an avid soccer fan and supporter of Manchester United

Grit City Think & Drink brings scholars and experts from various disciplines face-to-face with the public in a comfortable, lively atmosphere, either virtually or in person. The evening begins with a presentation or lecture (often interactive) followed by giveaways and a moderated Q&A. Grit City Think & Drink is free to the public and open to all ages.

Sponsored by the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and hosted by UWT Associate Professor Jim Gawel.

Grit City Think & Drink presented by UWT in our Tacoma event space every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Open and free to the public!


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