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Estimating the value of victory: English football


  • Kent Hickman
  • Stuart Cooper
  • Sam Agyei-Ampomah


Professional English football combines publicly traded ownership shares with an active and observable wagering market. This article utilizes the information from these markets, presenting a model that may be used to estimate the impact of matches on club values. Such information is potentially useful as clubs assess the values of players and coaches based on their anticipated contributions to team performance. The article also illustrates the modelling of 'binomial events,' such as win/lose, hire/do not hire or approval/disapproval, and how market-determined price responses illuminate expectations.

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  • Kent Hickman & Stuart Cooper & Sam Agyei-Ampomah, 2008. "Estimating the value of victory: English football," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 4(4), pages 299-302.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:299-302
    DOI: 10.1080/17446540701720576

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    1. Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2011. "Applying conditional DEA to measure football clubs’ performance: Evidence from the top 25 European clubs," MPRA Paper 31278, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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