The Comparative Economics of Sport (Hardback)
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The Comparative Economics of Sport (Hardback)

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Hardback 310 Pages / Published: 31/03/2010
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230232242
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 632 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


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'This is a marvelous collection of Szymanski's recent journal articles covering a wide range of economic issues in professional sports. In these contributions, Szymanski brings a fresh and important perspective on the analysis of policy and organizational options confronting sports leagues.' - Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College, USA

'Stefan Szymanski has made a major contribution to a number of aspects of the economics of sport, often challenging the conventional wisdom. This volume brings together eleven of his papers from a diverse range of publications. Comparative studies can help us to understand more clearly the relationship between the economics of sport and public policy, including anti-trust issues, public subsidies to sport and the health and social benefits of public funding for sports participation. This volume focuses more on the first of these and is highly recommended.' - Peter J. Sloane, Emeritus Professor, School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, UK

'This fascinating collection of previously-published economics journal and law review articles and new essays explores issues of government policy toward and incentives within professional sports leagues. The editor, Stefan Szymanski, is one of the world's leading figures in this area and introduces the collection with an extremely insightful summary of the major issues surrounding anti-trust policy sports leagues, which have traditionally had more freedom to allow collusion among their members than exists in almost any other industry. The chapters themselves, many of them classics in the economics of sports, explore issues such as government policy toward freedom of entry into sports leagues, regulation of television broadcasts, and the effects on competitive balance of revenue sharing and systems of promotion and relegation. These papers are must reading for anti-trust regulators and researchers in sports economics and industrial organization.' - Lawrence M. Kahn, Professor of Labor Economics and Collective Bargaining, Cornell University

'Szymanski masterfully leads us through his impactful work on sports economics. Always path-breaking, and sometimes controversial, nobody interested in scholarly progress in the area can ignore this impressive body of work. If you haven't been following his work over the years, here is your chance to catch up with the best possible guide leading the way! Highly recommended.' - Rodney Fort, Professor of Sport Management, University of Michigan, USA

'This collection of previously published papers by Stefan Szymanski, one of Europe's most prolific, creative scholars writing today on sports-economics issues, constitutes a solid contribution to the intersections of sports, economics, and public policy. The Economic Design of Sporting Contests, one of Szymanski's articles included in the volume, is already a classic.' - Allen R Sanderson, University of Chicago, USA

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