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A Presentation-Based Course in Sports Economics


  • John Fizel



Sports economics is a course that confronts a conundrum that can be addressed well with an active learning strategy. Students find a course in sports economics appealing and enter the course with enthusiasm, but expect to spend the term discussing sports, not economics, and often fail to recognize differences between popular press information and economic knowledge. This paper explains how the use of a presentation-based sports economics course can be successful at maintaining student interest while promoting economic analysis. The active learning approach of a presentation-based course is also shown to be consistent with fundamental learning principles that generate successful learning outcomes. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2015

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  • John Fizel, 2015. "A Presentation-Based Course in Sports Economics," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 21(4), pages 361-377, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:21:y:2015:i:4:p:361-377:10.1007/s11294-015-9542-z
    DOI: 10.1007/s11294-015-9542-z

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    Sports Economics; Active Learning; Economic Education; A2; M2; Z2;

    JEL classification:

    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics
    • Z2 - Other Special Topics - - Sports Economics


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