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Are Sports Teams Multi-Product Firms?

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The appropriate conception of team outputs is investigated by estimating a two-output factor demand system for baseball teams, relative to which single-output models are rejected. There is, however, some empirical support for output separability, suggesting that team outputs may sometimes be adequately treated as a production aggregate.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Victoria in its series Econometrics Working Papers with number 0513.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 21 Jul 2005
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Handle: RePEc:vic:vicewp:0513

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Keywords: Sports economics; multi-output production;

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  1. Kenneth Stewart, 2009. "Non-jointness and scope economies in the multiproduct symmetric generalized McFadden cost function," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 161-171, December.

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