Kevin E. Cahill Participates in Panel on U.S. Women’s Soccer Pay Discrimination Case

January 4, 2021

Women soccer players in competition

ECONorthwest’s Kevin E. Cahill participated in a panel on the Alex Morgan, et al. vs U.S. Soccer Federation case. The plaintiffs in the case, members of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), claim that they were subject to a “pay to play structure” that had less pay across the board than the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT). Dr. Cahill served as the plaintiffs’ economic expert and presented an analysis of the USWNT’s compensation as if they were compensated according to the USMNT’s collective bargaining agreement relative to what they were actually paid. The analysis was based on a report submitted to the court by Dr. Finnie B. Cook.

The panel took place at the annual Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) meetings and was jointly sponsored by the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) and the North American Association of Sports Economists (NAASE).

View conference webpage: https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/