PLAYBOOKS AND CHECKBOOKS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ECONOMICS, OF MODERN SPORTS, S. Szymanski, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2009, 225 pages. ISBN 978-0-691-12750-7
AbstractSimon Rottenberg is credited with starting the literature on sports economics in 1956 with his analysis of major league baseball’s labour market. Over fifty years later, sports economics has evolved from the study of sports labour markets to the sophisticated use of sports datasets to test previously unexplored hypotheses in the growing fields of sportometrics and forensic econometrics (see McCormick and Tollison 1984 and Duggan and Levitt 2002). Stefan Szymanski’s Playbooks and Checkbooks gives an engaging overview of how economics can help explain the phenomenon that is modern-day professional sports which is coupled with relevant historical anecdotes.
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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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