The Economics of Sports

6th Edition

Michael A. Leeds, Peter von Allmen, Victor A. Matheson

Published April 16, 2018
Textbook - 404 Pages - 117 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138052161 - CAT# Y330914

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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:

  • More coverage of international sports, including European football;
  • A revised chapter on competitive balance, reflecting new techniques;
  • A brand-new chapter on mega-events such as the Olympics and World Cup;
  • New material on umpire bias;
  • A completely redesigned chapter on amateur competition that focuses exclusively on intercollegiate sports. This chapter is also now modular, enabling instructors who wish to intersperse it with the other chapters to do so with greater ease.

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.


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