The Economics of Sports

Title

The Economics of Sports

Year

2000

DOI

10.17848/9780880993968

Abstract

The contributors to this book, all economists at the forefront of the movement to study the economics of sports, show how a host of contemporary economic issues come into play in today's world of sports. These issues include industrial organization, influences on labor markets, monopsony power, the behavior of cartels, local economic development policies, and price discrimination.

Files

Download Introduction (77 KB)

Download 1. Market Power in Pro Sports: Problems and Solutions (120 KB)

Download 5. Economic Issues in the 1998-1999 NBA Lockout and the Problem of Competitive Balance in Professional Sports (142 KB)

Contents

Introduction / William S. Kern

  1. Market Power in Pro Sports / Rodney Fort
  2. The Impact of Sports Teams and Facilities on Neighborhood Economies: What is the Score? / Robert A. Baade
  3. Who is Stting in the Stands? The Income Levels of Sports Fans / John J. Siegfried and Timothy Peterson
  4. Academics, Athletics, and Finances / Richard G. Sheehan
  5. Economic Issues in the 1998-1999 NBA Lockout and the Problem of Competitive Balance in Professional Sports / Andrew Zimbalist
  6. A Level Playing Field? Sports and Discrimination / Lawrence Kahn

ISBN

9780880992107 (pbk.) ; 9780880993968 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES

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Citation

Kern, William S., ed. 2000. The Economics of Sports. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880993968