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Competitive Balance in the Portuguese premier league of professional soccer

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  • Antonio Marques

    (Universidade da Beira Interior)

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Paper is under revision, pdf is not available. Competitive balance is what makes the sport becoming an attractive event. Contrary to other industries, a reduction in competition and a hypothetically dominant position could mean the end of the championship. If there is only one team, the criterion for league cannot be met. In this paper we consider the advantage of the team that plays at home and, using an ordered probit model, the strength for all teams is estimated. At the same time, is made an evaluation on the evolution of the competitive balance in the Portuguese premier league of professional soccer. The conclusions point that this balance has increased, but also the difference between the best team and the worst one.

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  • Antonio Marques, 2002. "Competitive Balance in the Portuguese premier league of professional soccer," Industrial Organization 0211025, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0211025
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    1. Ruud H. Koning, 1999. "Competitive Balance in Dutch Soccer," Industrial Organization 9905001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Barajas, Angel & Fernández-Jardón, Carlos & Crolley, Liz, 2005. "Does sports performance influence revenues and economic results in Spanish football?," MPRA Paper 3234, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Barajas, Angel, 2004. "Modelo de valoración de clubes de fútbol basado en los factores clave de su negocio
      [Valuation model for football clubs based on the key factors of their business]
      ," MPRA Paper 13158, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Competitive Balance; Soccer; Ordered Probit;

    JEL classification:

    • L19 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Other
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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