The Economics of Sports, 4th Edition

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Core economic concepts developed through examples from the sports industry.

The Economics of Sports explores economic concepts and theory–industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics–in the context of applications and examples from American and international sports.

The fourth edition includes many of the recent events in the sports industry and broader economy.

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While trained as a labor economist, Michael Leeds is best known for his teaching and research in sports economics. His research has appeared in such journals as The Journal of Urban Economics, Economic Inquiry, and The Journal of Sports Economics. A recent paper co-authored with Jonathan Scott and William Dunkelberg on the search for lenders won a “best paper” award at the 2004 Meetings of the Eastern Finance Association. Along with Peter von Allmen (a Temple Ph.D.), he is coauthor of the The Economics of Sports and a forthcoming principles of economics textbook. His recent research includes work on the impact of major college football on Title IX compliance and on the economic value of naming rights purchases. Since 1994 he has been Director of the Honors Program in the Fox School of Business.

 

Peter von Allmen is a Professor of Economics and Business at Moravian College.  He received his B.A. from the College of Wooster and his Ph.D. from Temple University. Dr. von Allmen teaches courses in microeconomic theory, labor economics, industrial organization, the economics of sports, and the economics of health & health care. He has published in the areas of family labor supply, compensation schemes in professional sports, and post-secondary pedagogy. He is the co-author of The Economics of Sports. A second text is forthcoming. In addition, he has served as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry.

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