International Sports Economics Comparisons


This book brings together, for the first time under a single cover, international comparisons of the major topics in sports economics. Contributors are all renowned scholars of the international sports scene in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the Pacific Rim, North America, and Europe. The reader will find an overview of sports in particular countries and regions along with comparisons along the major topics of economic importance. In particular, the contributions compare and contrast revenues and costs, labor markets (restrictions and discrimination), market structures (league and association organizations) and outcomes (team profitability and competitive balance), and policy issues (especially competition policy). Aimed primarily at sports scholars, practicing sports professionals, and policymakers, the volume is also well suited for undergraduate sports economics, sports management, and sports law courses.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jean-François Bourg
  • Stefan Szymanski
  • Bill Gerrard
  • Paul D. Staudohar
  • Jean-Jacques Gouguet
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2004


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