Pecuniary Disincentives in the Anti-Doping Fight
AbstractMost delinquent activities can generally be regarded as a choice made by an individual in the face of a number of legal and illegal alternatives for action, whereby the course of action chosen promises the greatest expected net utility for the individual at the time of the decision (Becker 1968). In the case of doping, the respective microeconomic calculation (Maennig 2002) makes it possible to simultaneously take into account a number of behavioural determinants such as additional sporting honours, additional income, moral qualms and short and long-term health risks. Theoretically in line with such microeconomic analysis, contributions from pedagogical and other disciplines often emphasise the role of ethical standards and moral suasion in fighting doping. In the last few decades economists have also put more weight on such ideas as it is “(good sporting) governance” which forms the climate within a sporting discipline and is certainly important in shaping the decision for or against doping.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).
Volume (Year): 39 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
doping; economics of sport; illegal activities;
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