This text, by three distinguished authors, applies the theories and techniques of economic analysis to sport and topics related to the business of sport. It builds on a basis of introductory microeconomics and continues the discussion, generally at an intermediate standard. The text has an international perspective, primarily the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, and contains relevant and entertaining case studies. The text suits both undergraduate and postgraduate students in that while it provides a clear progression of topics throughout, it also incorporates optional sections in each chapters of a higher and more challenging level.
The Economics of Sport 'provides, as the title suggests, an international perspective, treating the subject of sport from an economics perspeative to explain the business and its phenomena...It is easily accessible to most readers who have a basic understanding of economics...This book is suitable for economics of sport courses, as well as enhancing general economics courses with practical illustrations that most studenst would find interesting...For anyone involved in the organisation and funding of sport it is essential reading.' - Aidan O'Connor, Long Range Planning
Introduction Club and League Objectives: Profit Versus Utility Maximisation Demand and Pricing The Labor Market for Players Discrimination in Professional Sports The Economic Implications of Sports Broadcasting Sports Teams and Leagues: From A Business Necessity to Dominating Cartels Sports and Economic Development Financing the Facilities Used by Professional Sports Teams Non-Team Sports and Incentives College Sports Government and Sports Policy