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My teamis in contention? Nice, I go to the stadium! Competitive intensity in the French football Ligue 1

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  • Wladimir Andreff

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Nicolas Scelles

    (University of Stirling)

  • Christophe Durand

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  • Liliane Bonnal

    (CRIEF - Centre de Recherche sur l'Intégration Economique et Financière - Université de Poitiers)

  • Daniel Goyeau

    (CRIEF - Centre de Recherche sur l'Intégration Economique et Financière - Université de Poitiers)

Abstract

A new metrics of competitive intensity is developed, measured by dummy variables. Application to the French football league

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  • Wladimir Andreff & Nicolas Scelles & Christophe Durand & Liliane Bonnal & Daniel Goyeau, 2013. "My teamis in contention? Nice, I go to the stadium! Competitive intensity in the French football Ligue 1," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00874479, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00874479
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    1. Scelles, Nicolas & Duran, Christophe & Bonnal, Liliane & Goyeau, Daniel & Andreff, Wladimir, 2016. "Do all sporting prizes have a significant positive impact on attendance in a European national football league? Competitive intensity in the French Ligue 1," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 3, pages 82-107, June.
    2. Schreyer, Dominik & Schmidt, Sascha L. & Torgler, Benno, 2016. "Against all odds? Exploring the role of game outcome uncertainty in season ticket holders’ stadium attendance demand," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 192-217.
    3. 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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    Keywords

    sports economics; competitive intensity; contention; French football;

    JEL classification:

    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services

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