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The Effects of Using Performance Enhancing Drugs on Major League Baseball Players' Salaries

by Swift, William Alexander

Abstract

This paper estimates performance enhancing drugs' (PEDs) effect on Major League Baseball player's salaries. Our data set included single season data from 47 PED offenders and a control group of 56 non-PED users. Our performance and salary data was collected from baseballreference.com. We use ordinary least squares regressions to estimate PEDs effect on slugging percentage (SLG), on-base percentage (OBP), wins above replacement (WAR) and one year salaries. We find that a player using PEDs is estimated to see a 0.0317 increase in their SLG, a 0.0139 increase in their OBP, a 0.459 increase in WAR, and finally a $149,810.15 increase in yearly salary.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:29665
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
48 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Rask, Kevin
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2018-05