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The Economics of Professional Team Sports - Paul Downward

The Economics of Professional Team Sports

Paperback Published: 7th September 2000
ISBN: 9780415208741
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book is unique in that it offers the first truly rigorous application of economic principles to its subject. The authors analyse:
* the economic literature on sporting leagues
* the demand for professional team sports
* the players' labour market.
Amongst the topics discussed are the US system of franchising and draft picks and the chances of their being adopted elsewhere, the implications of player strikes, the onset of pay-per-view and digital television, and the relatively new notion that sport is a business like any other.

Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Market, Industry and Firm in Professional Team Sportsp. 11
The Market Structure of Professional Team Sports Leaguesp. 13
The Market Structure of Professional Team Sports Leaguesp. 27
Cross-Subsidisation in Professional Team Sports Leaguesp. 42
The Demand for Professional Team Sportsp. 67
Theoretical and Empirical Issuesp. 69
Traditional Findings and New Developmentsp. 100
The Uncertainty of Outcome Hypothesisp. 130
Broadcast Demand and the Impact of Televisionp. 157
The Labour Market in Professional Team Sportsp. 181
The Traditional Viewp. 183
Recent Developmentsp. 203
Conclusionsp. 235
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780415208741
ISBN-10: 0415208742
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 7th September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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