The Comparative Economics of Sport

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

byStefan Szymanski

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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.

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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.

STEFAN SZYMANSKI is Professor of Economics, and Associate Dean and Director of the MBA Program at the Cass Business School at the City University of London, UK. He joins from Tanaka Business School, Imperial College, where he was the Program Director for the full time MBA program. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, Hertfor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.8 × 5.71 × 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230232248

ISBN - 13:9780230232242

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Table of Contents

The Economic Design of Sporting Contests
The Political Economy of Sport
Is there a European Model of Sport?
Antitrust and Inefficient Joint Ventures: Why Sports Leagues Should Look More Like McDonald's and Less like the United Nations
Governance and Vertical Integration in Team Sports
Antitrust, Promotion and Relegation
Equality of Opportunity and Equality of Outcome: Open Leagues, Closed Leagues and Competitive Balance
Promotion and Relegation in Sporting Contests
Competitive Balance and Gate Revenue Sharing in Team Sports
Testing Causality Between Team Performance and Payroll: The Cases of Major League Baseball and English Soccer
Why Have Premium Sports Rights Migrated to Pay-TV in Europe but not in the US