9780138009298

The Economics of Sports

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  • ISBN13:

    9780138009298

  • ISBN10:

    0138009295

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/6/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

The Economics of Sportsexplores economic concepts and theory-industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics-in the context of applications and examples from American and international sports. Economics and Sports; Review of the Economistrs"s Arsenal; Sports Franchises as Profit-Maximizing Firms; Monopoly and Antitrust; Competitive Balance; The Public Finance of Sports: The Market for Teams; The Costs and Benefits of a Franchise to a City; An Introduction to Labor Markets in Professional Sports; Labor Market Imperfections; Discrimination; The Economics of Amateurism and College Sports For all readers interested in sports economics.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Introduction and Review of Economic Concepts
Chapter 1. Economics and Sports
Chapter 2. Review of the Economist’s Arsenal
PART TWO: The Industrial Organization of Sports
Chapter 3. Sports Franchises as Profit-Maximizing Firms
Chapter 4. Monopoly and Antitrust
Chapter 5. Competitive Balance
PART THREE: Public Finance and Sports
Chapter 6. The Public Finance of Sports: The Market for Teams
Chapter 7. The Costs and Benefits of a Franchise to a City
PART FOUR: The Labor Economics of Sports
Chapter 8. An Introduction to Labor Markets in Professional Sports
Chapter 9. Labor Market Imperfections
Chapter 10. Discrimination
PART FIVE: Sports in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Chapter 11. The Economics of Amateurism and College Sports

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