Economics of College Sports

Author: John Fizel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 8842

The editors and their contributors address such issues as BLThe restructuring of the NCAA; BLThe role of athletics in the university objective function; BLAthletic revenue and Title IX compliance; BLFinancial implications of athletic endeavors; BLCartel rents for collegiate athletics; BLInstitutional changes and competitive balance in collegiate sports.
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The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports

Second Edition

Author: Randy R Grant,John C Leadley,Zenon X Zygmont

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814583391

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 732

View: 2942

Why do universities place so much emphasis on athletics? Are the salaries of head coaches excessive? Should student-athletes be paid? Why is there so much cheating in college sports? Should athletic departments be subsidized by the university? Does Title IX unfairly discriminate against men's sports? This textbook is designed to help teach students about the business of college sports, particularly the big-money sports of football and basketball, allowing them to answer these and other important questions. The book provides undergraduate students with the information and economic tools to analyze the behavior of the NCAA, athletic conferences, and individual colleges and universities in the market for college sports. Specific topics include the markets for athletes and coaches, the importance of athletics for colleges and universities, the finances of athletic departments, the influence of the media in commercializing college sports, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities for reforming college sports.
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A Short Course in Sports Economics

Author: Brad R. Humphreys

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496093523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 7871

This book is designed to be used in undergraduate sports economics classes. The book covers the standard economic models used in sports economics: short-run models of price setting and attendance, long-run models of team talent choice, the "two team" model of sports league outcomes, models of outcome uncertainty, and models of contests in sport. The book emphasizes the graphical and algebraic analysis of economic outcomes in sport. The book is designed for use in shorter classes: modules of one week or less, summer semester classes, intersession courses, etc. It can also be used as part of a longer, semester long course that includes supplemental readings from journals, magazines, and newspapers.
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Handbook on the Economics of Women in Sports

Author: Michael Leeds,Eva Marikova Leeds

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849809399

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 456

View: 6655

'In the Handbook on the Economics of Women in Sports, Leeds and Leeds put together an impressive list of heavy hitters in the sociology and economics literature on sports to produce a tour de force volume. The entire spectrum of international perspectives is covered, from US, Korean, and Australian sports to world competition at the highest level of the Olympics and international championships. Whether your interest is attendance at women's events, performance and rewards in women's pro sports, gender issues in US college sports, or international performance and how women compete, this handbook is a must read for any serious fan, and for all serious scholars interested in the impacts of being female on sports performance and competitiveness.' Rodney Fort, University of Michigan, US 'Leeds and Leeds have filled a gaping hole in sports economics with this revealing collection of essays. The economics of women in sports has been too long neglected. By covering everything from women as sports spectators, to women as participants in individual and team sports at the collegiate and professional levels, to women's sports internationally, Title IX, and women's differential response to incentives, this volume not only demonstrates that there is much fertile ground to be studied, but also that the subject matter is both interesting and important.' Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College, US Women's sports have received much less attention from economists than from other social scientists. This Handbook fills that gap with a comprehensive economic analysis of women's sports. It also analyzes how the behavior and treatment of female athletes reflect broad economic forces. Contributors to this volume use current theoretical models and econometric tools to examine the legal, social, and economic forces that affect the experiences of female athletes. They address such traditional topics as discrimination against female athletes and coaches and the effect of athletic events on the economies of host countries. They also apply theory and estimation to new settings, such as how women respond to tournaments in skiing and figure skating or how the growing dominance of Korean women on the LPGA tour is a form of immigration. This groundbreaking book is a valuable resource for professors, students, and researchers in sports economics, sports management, and women's studies.
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The Economics of Sports

Author: Michael A. Leeds,Peter von Allmen,Victor A. Matheson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351684493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 7742

The sports industry provides a seemingly endless set of examples from every area of microeconomics, giving students the opportunity to study economics in a context that holds their interest. Thoroughly updated to reflect the current sports landscape, The Economics of Sports introduces core economic concepts and theories and applies them to American and international sports. Updates for this sixth edition include: More coverage of international sports, including European football; A revised chapter on competitive balance, reflecting new techniques; A brand-new chapter on mega-events such as the Olympics and World Cup; New material on umpire bias; A completely redesigned chapter on amateur competition that focuses exclusively on intercollegiate sports. This chapter is also now modular, enabling instructors who wish to intersperse it with the other chapters to do so with greater ease. This accessible text is supported by a companion website which includes resources for students and instructors. It is the perfect text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on sports economics.
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Sports Economics

Author: Rodney D. Fort

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130850911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 484

View: 3961

For upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in the business and economics of sports, this text applies economic theory to the business of sports. It deals mainly with professional team sports, with a comprehensive chapter on college team sports.
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Billion-Dollar Ball

A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football

Author: Gilbert M. Gaul

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698142918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4009

• A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 • “A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become ‘giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.’”—Mark Kram, The New York Times Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%—results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren’t required to pay taxes. In most cases, those windfalls are not passed on to the universities themselves, but flow directly back into their athletic departments. College presidents have been unwilling or powerless to stop a system that has spawned a wildly profligate infrastructure of coaches, trainers, marketing gurus, and a growing cadre of bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to ensure that players remain academically eligible to play. From the University of Oregon’s lavish $42 million academic center for athletes to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s $7 million paycheck—ten times what the school pays its president, and 70 times what a full-time professor there earns—Gaul examines in depth the extraordinary financial model that supports college football and the effect it has had not only on other athletic programs but on academic ones as well. What are the consequences when college football coaches are the highest paid public employees in over half the states in an economically troubled country, or when football players at some schools receive ten times the amount of scholarship awards that academically gifted students do? Billion-Dollar Ball considers these and many other issues in a compelling account of how an astonishingly wealthy sports franchise has begun to reframe campus values and distort the fundamental academic mission of our universities. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Economics of Competitive Sports

Author: Plácido Rodríguez,Stefan Késenne,Ruud Koning

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783474769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 7173

The essence of any sports contest is competition. The very unpredictability of a sporting outcome distinguishes it from, say, an opera performance. This volume presents a state of the art overview of the economics of competitive sport along two main th
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The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics Volume 1

The Economics of Sports

Author: Leo H. Kahane,Stephen Shmanske

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195387775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 1769

Shmanske and Kahane have organized over 50 essays from prominent Sports Economists into two volumes around two related themes. This second volume explains how sports helps economics via quality data used to test a variety of economic theories.
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Sports Economics

Current Research

Author: John Fizel,Elizabeth Gustafson,Lawrence Hadley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275963309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 1876

Extends previous research in sports economics and provides a valuable resource for professional economists working on sports economics topics.
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The Global Economics of Sport

Author: Chris Gratton,Dongfeng Liu,Girish Ramchandani,Darryl Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 6772

Sport has become a global business. There is no corner of the Earth that isn't reached by coverage of global sporting mega-events such as the Olympics or the World Cup, events managed by international governing bodies such as the IOC and FIFA that operate like major international businesses. Companies such as Nike now design, produce, distribute and market their products across every continent, while an increasingly important part of every country's sport market is now international in terms of its influences and opportunities. This book is the first to examine the economics of contemporary sport using the global market as the primary unit of analysis. Starting with a survey of the changing nature of the sports market over the last hundred years, the book explores the difficulties of measuring the true scale and impact of the global sports economy, employing a wealth of empirical data to define and analyze the sports market and all its sub-sectors. In doing so, the book draws on case studies from the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. This book is essential reading for any student or professional with an interest in the economics of sport.
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Sports, Jobs, and Taxes

The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums

Author: Roger G. Noll,Andrew Zimbalist

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815720409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 525

View: 7362

America is in the midst of a sports building boom. Professional sports teams are demanding and receiving fancy new playing facilities that are heavily subsidized by government. In many cases, the rationale given for these subsidies is that attracting or retaining a professional sports franchise—even a minor league baseball team or a major league pre-season training facility--more than pays for itself in increased tax revenues, local economic development, and job creation. But are these claims true? To assess the case for subsidies, this book examines the economic impact of new stadiums and the presence of a sports franchise on the local economy. It first explores such general issues as the appropriate method for measuring economic benefits and costs, the source of the bargaining power of teams in obtaining subsidies from local government, the local politics of attracting and retaining teams, the relationship between sports and local employment, and the importance of stadium design in influencing the economic impact of a facility. The second part of the book contains case studies of major league sports facilities in Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities, and of minor league stadiums and spring training facilities in baseball. The primary conclusions are: first, sports teams and facilities are not a source of local economic growth and employment; second, the magnitude of the net subsidy exceeds the financial benefit of a new stadium to a team; and, third, the most plausible reasons that cities are willing to subsidize sports teams are the intense popularity of sports among a substantial proportion of voters and businesses and the leverage that teams enjoy from the monopoly position of professional sports leagues.
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The Comparative Economics of Sport

Author: S. Szymanski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230274277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 3282

Starting with a major survey of the economics of sport, this volume involves primarily a comparison of the European and American models of sport, how to restructure leagues to make them more competitive, the analysis of gate-sharing mechanisms, the economic impact of promotion and relegation and a comparison of broadcasting regimes.
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The Economics of Sports Broadcasting

Author: Chris Gratton,Harry Arne Solberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134325606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9911

Sports now constitute one of the most valuable forms of broadcast entertainment in today’s lucrative international market. This textbook explains the economics underlying the sports broadcasting phenomenon. The specific regulatory culture governing sports broadcasting means that the financial economy of this area has many unique features. The Economics of Sports Broadcasting provides an accessible, detailed introduction to all aspects of economics in this fascinating area. The book contains a wealth of textbook features and has been written and designed to facilitate student learning. It includes: questions of ownership, trade and commodity in sport the historical context for contemporary sports broadcasting the key players – viewers, TV channels, sponsors, clubs, event owners and authorities the regulations governing televised sport the international context for broadcast sport competition and game theory in sports broadcasting sports broadcasting’s changing landscape of ownership and supply channels. This book will be useful for courses in media and broadcasting, economics, sport management and sports development.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics Volume 2

Economics Through Sports

Author: Leo H. Kahane,Stephen Shmanske

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195387783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 824

Shmanske and Kahane have organized over 50 essays from prominent Sports Economists into two volumes around two related themes. This second volume explains how sports helps economics via quality data used to test a variety of economic theories.
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Keeping Score

The Economics of Big-time Sports

Author: Richard Gerard Sheehan

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 7529

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Sport Finance

Author: Gil Fried,Timothy D. DeSchriver,Michael Mondello

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450421040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

View: 848

"Sport Finance, Third Edition," allows students to grasp fundamental concepts in sport finance, even if they have not previously studied finance. The text engages students with a practical approach to traditionally difficult financial skills and principles.
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The Econometrics of Sport

Author: Plácido Rodríguez,Stefan K‰senne,Jaume García

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178100286X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2710

The study of sport in the economy presents a rich arena for the application of sharply focused microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics to both team and individual outcomes.
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Sports Economics Uncut

Author: Brian Goff

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788118729

Category:

Page: 224

View: 632

"Sport has the power to change the world." Sports Economics Uncut expresses this insight from Nelson Mandela, exploring sports as a fascinating mirror of the world and a powerful agent of change. In this book, Brian Goff covers subjects ranging from the ebb and flow of racial discrimination, to inequality, law enforcement, managers and risky decisions, club membership, and politics. Much more than merely a review or synthesis, this work extends existing perspectives and explores provocative questions such as: how systematic is racial bias in pro sports today? Is all racial segregation in sports due to racial bias? How much are college athletes really worth, and is league parity really optimal? This book highlights the fascinating paradox of the modest revenues spent on sports but the enormous intangible value of it. The author explains how recent evidence of racial bias in sports actually illustrates how much ground has been gained in society on racial matters; how the scandals of college sports are a built-in feature of a world in which football and basketball athletes are worth millions; how athletic skill can vary widely across and within regions and races, and how this can influence positioning decisions; and how managers reflect both traditional economic views of decision making and more recent behavioral views. While drawing from widespread academic studies, this is a lively presentation accessible to a wide audience, with extensive but easy to digest data. Students and scholars of sports economics, as well as those studying sports analysis or related areas, will find it an engaging and eye-opening read.
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association

A Study in Cartel Behavior

Author: Arthur A. Fleisher,Brian L. Goff,Robert D. Tollison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226253268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

View: 6905

Intercollegiate sports is an enterprise that annually grosses over $1 billion in income. Some schools receive more than $20 million from athletic programs, perhaps as much as $10 million simply from the sale of football tickets. Probing the history and business practices of the most powerful sports organization of colleges and universities in the United States, the authors present a persuasive case that the NCAA is in fact a cartel, its members engaged in classically defined restrictive practices for the sole purpose of jointly maximizing their profits. This fresh perspective on the NCAA's institutional structure helps to explain why illicit payments to athletes persist, why non-NCAA organizations have not flourished, and why members have readily agreed on certain suspect rules. Offering a valuable case study for sports analysts and students of economics and cartel behavior, this book is a revealing glimpse inside the embattled NCAA program.
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