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Price, Income & Unemployment Effects on Greek Professional Football


  • Vassiliki Avgerinou

    (University of Peloponnese)

  • Stefanos Giakoumatos

    (The Highest Institute for Technological Education of Kalamata)


Based on data of 26 Greek professional football clubs of Division A’ and B’ for 16 seasons (1991/92-2006/07), we investigate the effect of sporting and economic variables on the attendance in Greek football stadia. Price, income and unemployment are found to be statistically significant in the small Greek football market, while controlling for classic sporting determinants of demand such as success, entertainment and promotion/relegation. We include two more dummy variables; one for the new stadia constructed for the Olympic Games of 2004 and one for the enthusiasm effect of the EURO 2004 victory by the Greek National Team.

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  • Vassiliki Avgerinou & Stefanos Giakoumatos, 2009. "Price, Income & Unemployment Effects on Greek Professional Football," Working Papers 0907, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:spe:wpaper:0907

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    Greek Football; Football Demand; Attendance;
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    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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