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Management reference points for sporting leagues: Simulating league expansion and the effect of alternative player drafting regulations

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Tuck, GN and Macdonald, RD and Whitten, AR, Management reference points for sporting leagues: Simulating league expansion and the effect of alternative player drafting regulations, Disequilibrium Sports Economics: Competitive Imbalance and Budget Constraints, Edward Elgar Publishing, W Andreff (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 50-103. ISBN 978-178347936-8 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2015 Wladimir Andreff

DOI: doi:10.4337/9781783479368.00008

Abstract

© Wladimir Andreff 2015. All rights reserved. Most research on the economic design of sporting leagues has assumed that league managers, who are often club owners, seek an optimal mix of regulatory settings in the labour market, the product market and in the sharing of revenue between the league clubs (and league manager). From a normative perspective, the optimal league model identifies the regulatory settings that maximize a variable such as the aggregate profits or revenue of league clubs, or the social welfare of club owners, players and fans. From a positive perspective, such league models, as originally formalized by El-Hodiri and Quirk (1971), are generally solved to identify the equilibrium level of competitive balance and player wages given actual regulatory settings; with the profit, revenue or social welfare outcomes compared to the ideal normative models (Szymanski, 2003; Késenne, 2014).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:sporting leagues, drafting regulations
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Sport and exercise psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Tuck, GN (Dr Geoffrey Tuck)
ID Code:119299
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-07-31
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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