1. New Horizons in the Economics of Sport series

    Series editors: Wladimir Andreff, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France and Marc Lavoie, University of Ottawa, Canada

    For decades, the economics of sport was regarded as a hobby for a handful of professional economists who were primarily involved in other areas of research. In recent years, however, the significance of the sports economy as a percentage of GDP has expanded dramatically. This has coincided with an equivalent rise in the volume of economic literature devoted to the study of sport. This series provides a vehicle for deeper analyses of the demand for sport, cost-benefit analysis of sport, sporting governance, the economics of professional sports and leagues, individual sports, trade in the sporting goods industry, media coverage, sponsoring and numerous related issues. It contributes to the further development of sports economics by welcoming new approaches and highlighting original research in both established and newly emerging sporting activities. The series publishes the best theoretical and empirical work from well-established researchers and academics, as well as from talented newcomers in the field.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 15
  1. Historical Perspectives on Sports Economics

    Historical Perspectives on Sports Economics

    Edited by John K. Wilson, Richard Pomfret
    The sports sector, apart from being of economic significance in itself, is clearly one that many citizens share a great interest in. It is not mere results, but aspects such as history, statistics, interest in labour markets and finances that often spark people’s interest. Historical Perspectives on Sports Economics explores a variety of topics including mega-event analysis, sports governance, anthropometrics, gambling, industrial organisation, infrastructure development and racial issues.  Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  2. Personnel Economics in Sports

    Personnel Economics in Sports

    Edited by Neil Longley
    Sport is an effective industry in which to empirically test theories of personnel economics, primarily because the employer-employee relationship in sport is much more visible and transparent than in almost any other industry. This book examines personnel economics within the context of the professional sport industry. The chapters are organized around the core functional areas of personnel economics and cover all aspects of the employment relationship in sport – from recruiting and selection, to pay and performance, to work team design. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  3. Sports Economics Uncut

    Sports Economics Uncut

    Brian Goff
    “Sport has the power to change the world.” Sports Economics Uncut expresses this insight from Nelson Mandela, exploring sports as a fascinating mirror of the world and a powerful agent of change. In it, Brian Goff covers subjects ranging from the ebb and flow of racial discrimination, to inequality, law enforcement, managers and risky decisions, club membership, and politics. Much more than merely a review or synthesis, this book extends existing perspectives and explores provocative questions such as: how systematic is racial bias in pro sports today? Is all racial segregation in sports due to racial bias? How much are college athletes really worth, and is league parity really optimal?  Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. The Economics of Sports Betting

    The Economics of Sports Betting

    Edited by Plácido Rodríguez, Brad R. Humphreys, Robert Simmons
    This unique book delves into a number of intriguing issues and addresses several pertinent questions including, should gambling markets be privatized? Is the ‘hot hand’ hypothesis real or a myth? Are the ‘many’ smarter than the ‘few’ in estimating betting odds? How are prices set in fixed odds betting markets? The book also explores the informational efficiency of betting markets and the prevalence of corruption and illegal betting in sports. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  5. Sports Through the Lens of Economic History

    Sports Through the Lens of Economic History

    Edited by Richard Pomfret, John K. Wilson
    From professional team sports to international events such as the Olympics and Tour de France, the modern sports industry continues to attract a large number of spectators and participants. This book, edited by Richard Pomfret and John K. Wilson analyzes the economic evolution of sports over the last 150 years, from a pastime activity to a big business enterprise. It begins at a time when entrepreneurs and players first started making money from professional sports leagues, through to the impact of radio and TV in the twentieth century, and onto the present day. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  6. Disequilibrium Sports Economics

    Disequilibrium Sports Economics

    Edited by Wladimir Andreff
    For decades, sports economics has been set within the framework of equilibrium economics, in particular when modelling team sport leagues. Based on a conviction that this does not reflect real life, this book addresses a gap in the literature and opens up a new research area by applying concepts drawn from disequilibrium economics. It is divided into two parts, the first of which focuses on economic disequilibrium in sports markets and competitive imbalance in sporting contests. The second part concentrates on soft budget constraints and their consequences for club governance and management. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  7. The Economics of Competitive Sports

    The Economics of Competitive Sports

    Edited by Plácido Rodríguez, Stefan Késenne, Ruud Koning
    The essence of any sports contest is competition. The very unpredictability of a sporting outcome distinguishes it from, say, an opera performance. This volume presents a state of the art overview of the economics of competitive sport along two main themes. In the first part, the discussion centers on the organization of sports and competition. The second part deals with the competitive balance, rewards and outcomes of the actual contests. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Public Policy and Professional Sports

    Public Policy and Professional Sports

    John K. Wilson, Richard Pomfret
    Public Policy and Professional Sports is a comprehensive analysis of public policy aspects of the economics of professional sports, supported by in-depth international case studies. It covers regulation and competition in the sports industry and its labour markets, public spending on stadiums and mega-events, and governance issues including unethical behaviour (corruption, doping, etc). The innovative feature of the work is the combination of economic analysis and well-known international examples with detailed case studies of public policy as it relates to sport in Australia. Australia is an excellent case study due to the high profile of sport in the national psyche and the range of popular professional sports. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  9. The Econometrics of Sport

    The Econometrics of Sport

    Edited by Plácido Rodríguez, Stefan Késenne, Jaume García
    The study of sport in the economy presents a rich arena for the application of sharply focused microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics to both team and individual outcomes. This unique book offers a survey of recent research that follows the tradition of empirical and theoretical analysis of sport economics and econometrics. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness

    The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness

    Edited by Plácido Rodríguez , Stefan Késenne, Brad R. Humphreys
    Including an array of distinguished contributors, this novel book fills a gap in the literature by addressing an important, yet under-researched, issue in the field of sports economics. It places great emphasis on the notion that sport is a significant component for improving the happiness, health and well-being of citizens, communities and society as a whole. In so doing, it addresses whether, in an environment of increasing pressure on public spending, governments should continue to subsidize sporting activities at the expense of other public resources. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  11. Contemporary Issues in Sports Economics

    Contemporary Issues in Sports Economics

    Edited by Wladimir Andreff
    The development of sports economics has exploded in recent years, and this well-researched and relevant book explores some of the most critical themes. Contemporary Issues in Sports Economics examines topics that have previously received little attention in the literature, such as the determinants and social impacts of sports participation including the link to crime levels. The distinguished authors also discuss some of the less investigated aspects of professional team sports, including: • sports betting, financing and governance; • the impact of low scoring matches on competitive balance and fan appeal in European football; and • the effect on player transfers of a luxury tax on club payrolls in Major League Baseball. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  12. The Political Economy of Professional Sport

    The Political Economy of Professional Sport

    Jean-François Bourg, Jean-Jacques Gouguet
    This timely book offers a critical interpretation of the traditional social and economic accounts of sport. It provides an incisive analysis of professional sport and defines alternative foundations to the present model. The authors demonstrate that professional sport is an extremely complex phenomenon encompassing many unique factors depending on its global reach, financing and organization. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  13. Economics, Uncertainty and European Football

    Economics, Uncertainty and European Football

    Loek Groot
    This book provides a complete picture of the development of competitive balance in the major European football countries over an extended period of time, along with some policy prescriptions for the governance of the European football market. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. The Economic Theory of Professional Team Sports

    The Economic Theory of Professional Team Sports

    Stefan Kesenne
    The Economic Theory of Professional Team Sports is undoubtedly a classic in the field which every student, lecturer and researcher of the economics of sport will want on their shelves. Learn More
  15. The Economics of Sport and the Media

    The Economics of Sport and the Media

    Edited by Claude Jeanrenaud, Stefan Késenne
    The relationship between sport and the media raises numerous issues and problems. This book outlines the current major policy concerns relating to the commercialization of sports broadcasting rights. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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