Economics of Sports
Readings for the Economics of Sports
See any article in the Journal of Sports Economics (subject to my approval). This journal is available in our beautiful new library. The following articles are examples of those that have been chosen by past students.
The Role of Uncertainty of Outcome and Scoring in the Determination of Fan Satisfaction in the NFL by Rodney Paul, Yoav Wachsman, and Andrew Weinbach, Journal of Sports Economics (OnlineFirst), August 15, 2010 as DOI: 10.1177/1527002510376789. [Mike Ecenbarger]
Evidence of Television Exposure Effects in AP Top 25 College Football Rankings by Noel D. Campbell, Tammy M. Rogers, and R. Zachary Finney, Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 8, No. 4, August 2007, pp. 425-434. [Ryan Householder]
Globalization and Factor Mobility: The Impact of the "Bosman-Ruling" on Player Migration in Professional Soccer by Bernd Frick, Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 10, No. 1, February 2009, pp 88-106. [Sam Crawford]
Economics and the Summer Olympics: An Efficiency Analysis by Alexander Rathke and Ulrich Woitek, Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 9, No. 5, October 2008, pp 520-537. [Qi Li]
College Football and Crime by Daniel I. Rees and Kevin T. Schnepel, Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 10, Number 1, February 2009, pp 68-87. [Antony Santilli]
Can We Find It at the Concessions? Understanding Price Elasticity in Professional Sports by Anthony Krautmann and David Berri, Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 8, No. 2, April 2007, pp183-191. [Zhen Lei]
Major League Baseball: Monopoly Pricing and Profit-Maximizing Behavior by Donald Alexander, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 2, No. 4, November 2001, pp 341-355. [Brian Gasser]
Fan Substitution and the 2004-05 NHL Lockout by Jason Winfree and Rodney Fort, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 9, No. 4, August 2008, pp 425-434. [Bryce Goldbach]
Why Do Black Basketball Players Work More For Less Money? by Robert McCormick and Robert Tollison, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 44, Issue 2, February 2001, pp 201-219. [Kyle Lindquist]
Who Integrated Major League Baseball Faster: Winning Teams or Losing Teams by Andrew Hanssen and James Meehan, Jr., Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2009, pp 141-154. [Yang Yang]
Batter Up! Moral Hazard and the Effects of the Designated Hitter Rule on Hit Batsmen by Brian Goff, William Shughart, and Robert Tollison, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 35, Issue 3, July 1997, pp 555-561. [Austin Blaski]
Stars at the Gate: The Impact of Star Power on NBA Gate Revenue by David Berri, Martin Schmidt, and Stacey Brook, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, August 2004, pp 33-50. [Yuan Tao]
To Race of to Place?: An Empirical Investigation of the Efficiency of the NASCAR Points Competition by Jeremy Schwartz, Justin Isaacs, and Anthony Carilli, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 8, No. 6, December 2007, pp 633-641. [Steve Cook]
The Impact of Postseason Restructuring on the Competitive Balance and Fan Demand in Major League Baseball by Young Hoon Lee, Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 10, No. 3, June 2009, pp 219-235.
A Hybrid Individual--Zonal Travel Cost Model for Estimating the Consumer Surplus of Golfing in Colorado by John Loomis, Omer Tadjion, Philip Watson, Josh Wilson, Stephen Davies, and Dawn Thilmany, Journal of Sports Economics, Volume 10, No. 2, April 2009, pp 155-167.
The Peculiar Externalities of Professional Team Sports by James Whitney, Economic Inquiry, Volume 43, No. 2, April 2005.
OTHER ARTICLES FOR PLEASURE READING ONLY
The NHL In Trouble? Overview by Matt Witting, WashingtonHockey.com, February 10, 2003.
Competitive Balance in Major League Baseball by Andrew Zimbalist, The Milken Institute Review, First Quarter 2001.
Supply and Demand- An Economist Goes to the Super Bowl by Alan Krueger, The Milken Institute Review, Second Quarter, 2001.
The Business of College Sports by Roger Noll, The Milken Institute Review, Third Quarter 1999.
Sports Pork: The Costly Relationship Between Major League Sports and Government by Raymond J. Keating, Cato Policy Analysis No. 339, April 5, 1999. [Link is to abstract; click further for article.]
Are New Stadiums Worth the Cost? by Roger Noll, The Brookings Review, Volume 15, Number 3, Summer 1997.
Sports Player Drafts and Reserve Systems by John J. Siegfried, The Cato Journal, Volume 14, Number 3, Winter 1995.
What Are the Benefits of Hosting a Major League Sports Franchise? by Jordan Rappaport and Chad Wilkerson, Economic Review (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City), Volume 86, Number 1, First Quarter 2001, pp 55-86.
Economists on Sports Subsidies by Dennis Coates and Brad Humphries, Econ Journal Watch, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 294-315.
The Folly of Anti-Scalping Laws by Stephen K. Happel and Marianne M. Jennings, The Cato Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1995, pp 323-330.
Last Updated: 11/02/2010