9780201700978

The Economics of Sports

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  • ISBN13:

    9780201700978

  • ISBN10:

    0201700972

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Summary

The sports industry can be the ideal paradigm to illustrate economic concepts such as industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics. The Third Edition of this market-leading text features the latest issues and research, such as stadium attendance demographics, business models of successful teams, and the growing internationalization of sports. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Detailed contents ix
Preface xv
PART I Introduction and Review of Economic Concepts 1(66)
Introduction
3(10)
Review of the Economist's Arsenal
13(54)
PART II The Industrial Organization of Sports 67(82)
Sports Franchises as Profit-Maximizing Firms
69(42)
Monopoly and Antitrust
111(38)
PART III Public Finance and Sports 149(74)
The Public Finance of Sports: The Market for Sports Franchises
151(36)
The Costs and Benefits of a Franchise to a City
187(36)
PART IV The Labor Economics of Sports 223(180)
An Introduction to Labor Markets and Competitive Balance in Professional Sports
225(62)
Labor Unions and Labor Relations
287(34)
Discrimination
321(34)
The Economics of Amateurism and College Sports
355(48)
Works Cited 403(16)
Index 419

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