Contemporary Issues in Sports Economics: Participation and Professional Team Sports

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Wladimir Andreff
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Written by some of the most prominent scholars in sports economics, this book focuses on issues that have been less investigated in the traditional literature so far. The covered topics range from specific questions of sport governance and sport finance t
 

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Contents

1 Contemporary issues in sports
1
PART I Economic analysis of sport participation determinants and social impact
13
some initial insights
15
evidence from panel data regional analysis over the period 19972003
43
PART II The economics of professional teamsports
63
4 Sport financing and governance in Europe
65
the case of Major League Baseball
80
6 The role of information in professional football and the German football betting market
93
does it make any difference in terms of the demand for football pools?
114
8 Is European footballs future to become a boring game?
131
Index
169
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Andreff is Professor of Economics, University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, Honorary Director of the research laboratory ROSES, a former president of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies and the incumbent President of the International Association of Sport Economists.

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