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Revenue Sharing and Competitive Balance in a Dynamic Contest Model

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  • Martin Grossmann

    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

  • Helmut Dietl

    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

  • Markus Lang

    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

Abstract

This paper presents a dynamic model of talent investments in a team sports league with an infinite time horizon. We show that the clubs' investment decisions and the effects of revenue sharing on competitive balance depend on the following three factors: (i) the cost function of talent investments, (ii) the clubs' market sizes, and (iii) the initial endowments of talent stock. We analyze how these factors interact in the transition to the steady state as well as in the steady state itself.

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  • Martin Grossmann & Helmut Dietl & Markus Lang, 2008. "Revenue Sharing and Competitive Balance in a Dynamic Contest Model," Working Papers 0822, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists, revised Nov 2009.
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    Keywords

    Contest; Sports Economics; Competitive Balance; Revenue Sharing;
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    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing

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