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Economics of Sports, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Michael Leeds, Peter von Allmen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 22, 2010

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Many economists find the sports industry to be the ideal paradigm to illustrate a range of economic concepts, which explains why the Economics of Sports course continues to grow in popularity. The Economics of Sports explores economic concepts and theory—industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics—in the context of applications from American and international sports.

Leeds and von Allmen offer a basic understanding of microeconomics, written at an undergraduate level for either a complete course in sports economics or as a supplement to principles-level courses.

Table of Contents

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-Maximizing Firms
Chapter 4. Monopoly and Antitrust
Chapter 5. Competitive Balance
PART THREE: Public Finance and Sports
Chapter 6. The Public Finance of Sports: The Market for Teams
Chapter 7. The Costs and Benefits of a Franchise to a City
PART FOUR: The Labor Economics of Sports
Chapter 8. An Introduction to Labor Markets in Professional Sports
Chapter 9. Labor Market Imperfections
Chapter 10. Discrimination
PART FIVE: Sports in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Chapter 11. The Economics of Amateurism and College Sports

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$97.80 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-800933-5