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Theory of the Perfect Game: Competitive Balance in Monopoly Sports Leagues

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  • John Vrooman, 2009. "Theory of the Perfect Game: Competitive Balance in Monopoly Sports Leagues," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 34(1), pages 5-44, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:revind:v:34:y:2009:i:1:p:5-44
    DOI: 10.1007/s11151-009-9202-7
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    1. Young Hoon Lee & Rodney Fort, 2011. "Competitive Balance:Time Series Lessons from the English Premier League," Working Papers 1102, Research Institute for Market Economy, Sogang University, revised Jun 2011.
    2. Healy, Gerald T., III & Tan, Jing Ru & Orazem, Peter, 2017. "Measuring Market Power in Professional Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey," ISU General Staff Papers 201708100700001030, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Fort, Rodney & Maxcy, Joel & Diehl, Mark, 2016. "Uncertainty by regulation: Rottenberg׳s invariance principle," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(3), pages 454-467.
    4. Rockerbie, Duane W, 2012. "Exploring inter-league parity in North America: the NBA anomaly," MPRA Paper 43088, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Rockerbie, Duane & Easton, Stephen, 2017. "Risk Diversification from Revenue Sharing in a Professional Sports League: Measuring Welfare Gains," MPRA Paper 77431, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Rockerbie, Duane & Easton, Stephen, 2017. "Revenue Sharing in Professional Sports Leagues as a Hedge for Exchange Rate Risk," MPRA Paper 77428, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Paul O’Sullivan, 2015. "Asymmetric Doping Effects and Sanctions in Sporting Contests," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n262-15.pdf, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
    8. Meletakos, Panagiotis & Chatzicharistos, Dimitrios & Apostolidis, Nikolaos & Manasis, Vasilios & Bayios, Ioannis, 2016. "Foreign players and competitive balance in Greek basketball and handball championships," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 391-401.

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    Professional sports leagues; Competitive balance; L83;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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