404 pages | 117 B/W Illus.
The sports industry provides a seemingly endless set of examples from every area of microeconomics, giving students the opportunity to study economics in a context that holds their interest. Thoroughly updated to reflect the current sports landscape, The Economics of Sports introduces core economic concepts and theories and applies them to American and international sports.
Updates for this sixth edition include:
This accessible text is supported by a companion website which includes resources for students and instructors. It is the perfect text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on sports economics.
Part one: Introduction and Review of Economic Concepts
CHAPTER 1 Economics and Sports
CHAPTER 2 Review of the Economist’s Arsenal
Part two: The Industrial Organization of Sports
CHAPTER 3 Sports Franchises as Profit-Maximising Firms
CHAPTER 4 Monopoly and Antitrust
CHAPTER 5 Competitive Balance
Part three: Public Finance and Sports
CHAPTER 6 The Public Finance of Sports: Who Benefits and How
CHAPTER 7 The Public Finance of Sports: Who Pays and Why
CHAPTER 8 Mega-Events
Part four: The Labor Economics of Sports
CHAPTER 9 An Introduction to Labor Markets in Professional Sports
CHAPTER 10 Labor Market Imperfections
CHAPTER 11 Discrimination
Part five: Sports in the Not-for-Profit Sector
CHAPTER 12 The Economics of College Sports