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The Economics of Sports

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  • William S. Kern
    (Western Michigan University)

Abstract

The contributors to this book, all economists at the forefront of the movement to study the economics of sports, show how a host of contemporary economic issues come into play in today's world of sports. These issues include industrial organization, influences on labor markets, monopsony power, the behavior of cartels, local economic development policies, and price discrimination.

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  • William S. Kern (ed.), 2000. "The Economics of Sports," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number es.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:es Note: PDF is the book's first chapter.
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    1. Cromwell, Jerry & Hurdle, Sylvia & Wedig, Gerard, 1986. "Impacts of Economic and Programmatic Changes on Medicaid Enrollments," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, pages 232-240.
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    1. 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.

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    Keywords

    economics; sports; monopsony power; labor markets; cartels; regional economic development; stadiums; financing;

    JEL classification:

    • J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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