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Raising salary or redistributing it: A panel analysis of Major League Baseball

  • Jane, Wen-Jhan
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    Using data in Major League Baseball (MLB), this article conducts Panel Granger Causality tests for teams' salary structures and corresponding performance. The results show that a reliable way to enhance performance is to compress salaries rather than to enlarge the payroll.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 297-299

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:297-299
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