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An Inventory of Sports Economics Courses in the US

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  • Brad R. Humphreys

    (West Virginia University, Department of Economics)

  • Joshua C. Hall

    (West Virginia University, Department of Economics)

  • Hyunwoong Pyun

    (West Virginia University, Department of Economics)

Abstract

Sports economics is a young, growing field in the discipline of economics. An examination of course catalogs at 169 national liberal arts colleges and 254 national universities uncovered undergraduate sports economics classes offered at 17% of the liberal arts colleges and 29.5% of the universities. The characteristics of colleges and universities offering sports economics courses are analyzed. The state of the undergraduate curriculum in economics and barriers to the creation of new elective course offerings are also discussed.

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  • Brad R. Humphreys & Joshua C. Hall & Hyunwoong Pyun, 2015. "An Inventory of Sports Economics Courses in the US," Working Papers 15-49, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.
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    sports economics; undergraduate education; elective course offerings;

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