Econometrics of Sport
Including contributions by many of the leading experts in the field, the authors address four central branches, namely: competitive balance, labor relations, attendance and demand, and the economic impact of sport in communities.
A wide range of topics is explored within these themes, including:
- the effect of uncertainty of outcome on attendance
- players' labor markets, wages and team performance
- variations in fan loyalty between teams and through time
- the determinants of soccer match attendance.
Case studies of Major League Baseball, the National Football League (NFL) and college athletics in the US, the English Premier League, the Spanish football league and other (major and minor) European football leagues underpin the discussion.
This important book will prove to be a fascinating and stimulating read for academics, researchers and students interested in the econometric analysis of sport.
Contributors: G.M. Ahlfeldt, J. Baños, R. Baumann, D.J. Berri, R. Fort, B. Frick, J. García, W. Greene, B.R. Humphreys, L. Kahane, G. Kavetsos, S. Késenne, Y.H. Lee, N. Longley, V.A. Matheson, R.G. Noll, P. Rodríguez, R. Simmons, S. Szymanski, J. Vrooman