Middlebury

ECON 0485

The Economics of Sports

The Economics of Sports
This is a survey course of topics illustrating how microeconomic principles apply to the sports industry. Topics covered will include the industrial organization of the sports industry (notably, issues of competitive balance and the implications of monopoly power), the public finance of sports (notably, the impact teams have on host municipalities), and labor issues related to sports (including player worth and discrimination). The prerequisites for this course are meant to ensure that students can both understand fundamental economic concepts and present the results of econometric research as they apply to the sports industry. (ECON 0210 and ECON 0211 and ECON 0255) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Economics
Department:
Economics
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections in Spring 2011

Spring 2011

ECON0485A-S11 Seminar (Sommers)
ECON0485B-S11 Seminar (Sommers)