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On the Release of Players to National Teams

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  • Oliver Guertler

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    (Department of Economics, University of Cologne)

  • Markus Lang

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    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

  • Tim Pawlowski

    ()
    (Department of Sport Economics and Sport Management, German Sport University Cologne)

Abstract

The release of players from a club to the national team often leads to a conflict concerning the duration of the players' stay with the national team. Based on a theoretical bargaining model, we examine whether intervention in this conflict by a governing body is desirable. We show that bargaining between the club and the national team yields a socially inefficient outcome if financial compensation is either prohibited or limited. If, however, the national team is allowed to pay unlimited financial compensation to the club, it is not necessary to intervene in the negotiations because the bargaining outcome will be socially optimal.

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Paper provided by International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists in its series Working Papers with number 1124.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2011
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Handle: RePEc:spe:wpaper:1124

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Keywords: National team; release of players; compensation payment; bargaining; team sports;

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  1. PEETERS, Thomas & SZYMANSKI, Stefan, 2012. "Vertical restraints in soccer: Financial fair play and the English Premier League," Working Papers 2012028, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.

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