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The Demand for Australian Rules Football

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An econometric analysis of the demand for Australian Rules football games is presented, us ing annual average attendance data for the years 1950-86. Increases i n admission prices had a significant negative effect on demand, and i ncreases in real income a positive impact. Among other variables of i mportance in explaining demand are lagged attendance and uncertainty of outcome. Copyright 1987 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Borland, Jeff, 1987. "The Demand for Australian Rules Football," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 63(182), pages 220-230, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:63:y:1987:i:182:p:220-30
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