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- DescriptionShmanske and Kahane have brought together nearly all of the important authors in the quickly growing field of Sports Ecomics to contribute chapters to this two-volume set. All of the authors are writing about subjects that they love and subjects that they have devoted years of study to. The result is truly informative in its content and path breaking in its importance to the field. Anyone contemplating research in the field of sports ecomics will find the works in these volumes to provide both ample background in subject after subject and numerous suggestions for future avenues of research. The editors have recognized two ways that ecomics and sports interact. First, ecomic analysis has helped everyone understand many of the peculiar institutions in sports. And second, quality data about individual productivity, salaries, career histories, teamwork, and managerial behavior has helped ecomists study topics as varied as the ecomics of discrimination, salary dispersion, and antitrust policy. These two themes of ecomics helping sports and sports helping ecomics provide the organizational structure to the two-volume set. The reader will find that sports ecomists employ or comment on practically every field in ecomics. Labor Ecomics comes into play in the areas of salary formation, salary dispersion, and discrimination. Baseball's history and the NCAA are studied with Industrial Organization and Antitrust. Public Finance and Contingent Value Modeling come into play in the study of stadium finance and franchise location. The Efficient Market Hypothesis is examined with data from gambling markets. Macroecomic effects are studied with data from mega events like the Super Bowl, The World Cup, and the Olympics. The limits of Ecometrics are pushed and illustrated with superb data in many of the papers herein. Topics in Applied microecomics like demand estimation and price discrimination are also covered in several of the included papers. Game Theory, measurement of production functions, and measurement of managerial efficiency all come into play. Talented authors in each of these fields have made contributions to these volumes. The volumes are also rich from the point of view of the sports fan. Every major team sport is covered, and many interesting comparisons can be made especially between the North American League organization and the European-style promotion and relegation leagues. Golf, NASCAR, College athletics, Women's sports, the Olympics, and even bowling are represented in these pages. There is literally something for everyone.
- Author Biography
Professor Shmanske has taught Economics at California State University, East Bay (formerly C.S.U., Hayward) for over 30 years.
Leo H. Kahane is Associate Professor of Economics at Providence College and Editor of the Journal of Sports Economics.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication24/05/2012
- SubjectGeneral Sport & Fitness Training
- Series TitleOxford Handbooks in Economics
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note21 illustrations
- Weight958 g
- Width182 mm
- Height249 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byLeo H. Kahane,Stephen Shmanske
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