Handbook on the Economics of Sport

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Wladimir Andreff, Stefan Szymanski
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 830 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 Sports accounting
11
2 The production of professional team sports
22
3 The sports goods industry
27
4 Sport and gambling
40
5 Sponsorship
49
6 International trade in sports goods
59
PART II DEMAND FOR SPORT
69
7 The demand for sport
71
PART VI TEAM SPORTS
433
45 The development of team sports before 1914
435
Section A The Economics of Professional Sports and Leagues
441
46 Organisational models of professional team sports leagues
443
47 Baseball economics
447
48 The economics of soccer
451
49 Football in England
459
50 The state of the Italian football industry
463

8 The demand for spectator sports
77
9 Attendance at sports events
90
10 The demand for sports broadcasting
100
11 The demand for media coverage
112
PART III COSTBENEFIT ANALYSIS OF SPORT
135
12 Economic impact analysis
137
13 Physical activity sport and health
143
14 Employment in sport
153
15 Sporting externalities
168
16 The economic impact of megasporting events
177
17 The Olympics
183
18 The World Cup
197
19 The economic impact of sporting facilities
214
20 Voluntary work in sport
219
PART IV SPORTING GOVERNANCE AND THE STATE
225
21 Governance and governing bodies in sport
227
22 The economics of the IOC
241
23 Government objectives and sport
254
24 Central government and sport
260
25 Sport and financing
271
26 Military sport
282
27 Local government and regional development in sport
287
28 The European model of sport
299
29 The AngloAmerican model of sport
304
30 Sport in developing countries
308
31 Soviet and postsoviet sport
316
32 International labour migration
325
33 Comparative advantage of nations
331
PART V INDIVIDUALISTIC SPORTS
335
34 The theory of tournaments
337
35 Implications from the theory of contests for modelling and designing sports competitions
342
the production of world records in the running and technical disciplines in track and eld
349
37 On the competitive structure in professional boxing or why the best boxers very seldom fight each other
364
38 Golf
369
39 The economics of British horseracing
374
40 The economics of collegiate athletics
379
41 The economics of US intercollegiate sports and the NCAA
389
42 The economics of cycling
398
43 Extreme sports climbing and mountaineering
411
44 The economics of tennis
418
51 The economics of soccer in Spain
474
52 Football in Germany
486
53 Football in France
497
54 American football
514
the NBA
523
19922002
530
57 Ice hockey
542
58 The economic development of the Australian Football League
552
strategy and structure
565
60 The economics of professional rugby
573
61 The economics of cricket
585
Section B Principal Economic Issues
595
62 Uncertainty of outcome competitive balance and the theory of team sports
597
63 The objective function of a team
601
64 Production functions for sporting teams
610
65 Revenue sharing
616
66 The reserve clause in Major League Baseball
619
67 The retain and transfer system
630
68 The Bosman case and European football
636
69 The reverseorderofnish draft in sports
643
70 Chasing the elusive salary cap
646
71 The luxury tax in professional sports
652
player unions in soccer
661
73 The player transfer system in soccer
668
74 Player agents
677
75 The promotion and relegation system
685
76 Team sports and finance
689
77 Inelastic sports pricing at the gate? A survey
700
the case of English Premiership soccer
709
79 Collective selling of broadcast rights in team sports
719
80 The sporting exception and the legality of restraints in the US
730
the example of nationality
735
sport as a global public good
744
PART VII DYSFUNCTIONS IN SPORT
755
83 Racial discrimination
757
84 Gender discrimination
766
85 Doping
773
86 Corruption
784
Index
795
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