The Economics of the National Football League

The Economics of the National Football League

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This book lays down a marker as to the state of economistsa€™ understanding of the National Football League (NFL) by assembling sophisticated, critical surveys of by leading sports economists on major topics associated with the league. The book is divided into four parts. The first three chapters in Part I provide an overview of the business of the NFL from an economista€™s perspective. Part II is a collection of surveys of the economics of the NFLa€™s most important revenue streams, including media, attendance, and merchandising. The NFLa€™s labor economics is the focus of Part III, with chapters on player and coach labor markets, the draft, and contract structure. Part IV includes essays on competitive balance, gambling, economic impacts of the Super Bowl, behavioral economic issues associated with the league, and antitrust issues. This book will appeal to sports economists, sports management professionals, and policy-makers, and would be useful as a supplementary text for sports economics and management courses as well as a reference text.Football fans may get a little closer to the dream of watching any NFL game from anywhere in 2010, as DirecTV is expected to soon announce a new package for people desiring to watch games on their computers or smartphone. But therea#39;s a anbsp;...

Title:The Economics of the National Football League
Author:Kevin G. Quinn
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-12-20


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