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The Economics of Sport (International Library of Critical Writings in Economics) [2-Vol. Set]

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Published by Edward Elgar Publishing .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Labour economics,
  • Sport & leisure industries,
  • Sports & Outdoor Recreation,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Industries - General,
  • Economics - General,
  • Reference - General,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Professional sports,
  • Sports

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages641
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12563657M
ISBN 101840644214
ISBN 109781840644210

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The relative power of the players compared to the owners in US sport is explored in Chapter 3. By comparing, individual sports to team sports, US sports to European sports, and market-based sport to government-funded sport, Szymanski produces a sports economics book that allows the read to ponder the issues raise long after the reading. Clearly, sports has become “big business.” As the sports industry has grown, it has attracted the attention of economists, and sports economics is now a growing subfield within the economics profession. The organization of the sports leagues has been fertile ground for economists interested in industrial organization questions.   The contributors to this book, all economists at the forefront of the movement to study the economics of sports, show how a host of contemporary economic issues come into play in today's world of sports. These issues include industrial organization, influences on labor markets, monopsony power, the behavior of cartels, local economic development policies, and price by: 6. This comprehensive Handbook provides a survey of all the major research areas in sports economics written by almost all of the active researchers in this field. It offers not only an accessible insight into the major findings of the literature but also presents some of the world’s principal researchers’ views on the unanswered questions that face us today/5(3).