Readership: Economists in the field Sports Economics.
Fans of sports (economists and noneconomists).
Owners, field managers, back office management of professional sports franchises.
College athletic directors.
Sports talent and their agents.
Students in sports economics classes.
Leo H. Kahane, Associate Professor of Economics, Providence College, and Edited by Stephen Shmanske, Professor of Economics, California State University, East Bay
Leo H. Kahane is Associate Professor of Economics at Providence College and Editor of the Journal of Sports Economics.
Professor Shmanske has taught Economics at California State University, East Bay (formerly C.S.U., Hayward) for over 30 years.
"Covering professional and NCAA team and individual sports, this set provides timely overviews of major sports industry issues together with empirical applications ranging from attendance to ZIP code analysis. No sports economist will want to be without this resource; all can enjoy and benefit from lucid, insightful applications of the dismal science to areas that are anything but dismal. Highly recommended." - Choice
1: Economics of League Design: Open versus Closed Systems by Stefan Szymanski
2: Competitive Balance by Brad R. Humphreys and Nicholas M. Watanabe
3: Club Objectives, Competitive Balance and the Invariance Proposition by Stefan Kesenne
4: Theory of the Big Dance: The Playoff Payoff In Pro Sports Leagues by John Vrooman
5: Baseball's Antitrust Exemption: History and Current Relevance by Roger D. Blair and Jessica S. Haynes
6: The Reserve Clause and Labor Mobility by Paul D. Staudohar
7: Salary Caps and Luxury Taxes by Dennis Coates and Bernd Frick
8: International Labor Mobility and the National Basketball Association by Evan Osborne
9: The Demand for Violence in Hockey by Duane W. Rockerbie
10: Hockey: Game Design and Overtime by Jason Abrevaya
11: Field Position and Strategy in American Football by Kevin G. Quinn
12: Network Television Revenue Sharing and Competitive Balance in the NFL by Ira Horowitz and G. E. Whittenburg
13: Competing Leagues, Mergers, and Expansions by Aju J. Fenn
14: The Bosman Ruling and Labour Mobility in Football (Soccer)
by John Goddard, Peter J. Sloane and John O.S. Wilson
15: Labour Supply and Human Capital Formation in Professional Team Sports: Evidence from the FA Premier League by Bill Gerrard
16: Remembering Three Economic Studies on Professional Golf by Matthew Hood
17: Economics of NASCAR by Andrew Abere, Peter Bronsteen and Kenneth G. Elzinga
18: To Be or Not to Be: The NCAA as a Cartel by Robert D. Tollison
19: What Does Intercollegiate Athletics Do To or For Colleges and Universities? by Malcolm Getz and John Siegfried
20: Is March Madness Contagious? Post Season Play and Attendance in NCAA Division I Basketball by Craig A. Depken, II
21: Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics: Economic Considerations and Possible Fixes by Andrew Zimbalist
22: Economics of the Olympics by Peter Dawson
23: The Economics of the World Cup by Rob Simmons and Christian Deutscher
24: Economics of the Super Bowl by Victor A. Matheson
25: Career Duration in Professional Football: The Case of German Soccer Referees by Bernd Frick