Sports Economics (2nd Edition)

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9780131704213: Sports Economics (2nd Edition)

Fort's Sports Economics, 2/e is the only text that provides enough content and rigor for a course taken primarily by economics majors.

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This unique book applies economic theory to the business of sports. It deals mainly with professional team sports (with a section devoted to college team sports), showing how supply and demand join at the market level, and how team owners act together through their leagues (or athletic departments through the NCAA) to facilitate their market power. This book will help the reader understand the business side of sports and how it impacts the games seen at the stadium or in the arena. Topics covered in this book are: demand, supply, and sports market outcomes; the market for talent and labor relations; government and the sports business; and college sports. With amusing anecdotes and interesting stories about sports business personalities, this book is for anyone who is involved in the economic side of sports and sports management.

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Rodney Fort is a recognized authority on sports economics and business, both in the United States and internationally. His dozens of articles and monographs cover sports topics as diverse as cross-subsidies in U.S. sports leagues, predatory behavior by Major League Baseball toward African American Baseball Leagues during integration, and comparative analysis of North American and European sports leagues. His contributions appear in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Literature, Economic Inquiry, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Sports Economics, and law reviews.

Professor Fort is co-author with James Quirk of two books on the sports business, Pay Dirt and Hard Ball, both nominated for national awards. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sports Economics and the Eastern Economic Journal, and edits a series on sports economics with John Fizel for Prager Publishers. Professor Fort is a regular speaker on sports issues and has been a panelist on sports economics issues at Western Michigan University, Tufts University, The Independent Institute, The Marquette Sports Law Institute, The Brookings Institute, and The International Center for Sports Studies in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He recently was keynote speaker at the Second Sports Economics and Business Congress, Institute for Sports Economics and Business, Cologne, Germany. He often renders expert opinion in legal cases concerning sports and recently testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust concerning competitive balance issues in baseball.

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