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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The authors have succeeded and given us a very interesting, readable and understandable textbook that should appeal to many students and teachers of economics. It is certainly comprehensive: twelve chapters including an introduction and eleven more on a wide range of topics, a glossary and a thirty-one page bibliography which, by the way, includes some twenty entries by one or more of the authors. It is rigorous: equations, graphs, statistics and a bit of calculus applied to sports issues, but mixed with an incredible amount of sports information, some history and many examples to connect with readers and maintain their interest."—Journal of Comparative Economics

"I appreciate these authors' attempt at analytical rigor and their awareness and command of the field. Of special note is their inclusion of boxing,
golf, tennis, auto racing and other competitions; so much of the traditional text coverage is limited to the four professional sports leagues in the
United States — "soccer" doesn't count — and intercollegiate athletics"—Allen R. Sanderson, Department of Economics, The University of Chicago

"I like the subject coverage a great deal. The mix of European and U.S. based sports is a great feature especially for those of us in the U.S. who know relatively little about the European sports market...This book has an excellent blend of clear, intuitive discussion with an appropriate amount of technical rigor...The authors succeed in writing at a level and in such a style as to engage the readers. The choice of examples are great".—Professor Leo Kahane, Department of Economics, Mount Holoyoke College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333792711
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Sandy is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Peter Sloane is a Professor of Economics at the University of Swansea.

Mark Rosentraub is a Professor and Dean at Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University.

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Table of Contents

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

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