This collection of contributions by 14 professional economists analyzes the current economic issues in major league baseball. Most of these issues are related to the recent disputes between owners and players over a collective bargaining agreement and between large-market and small-market owners over revenue sharing. Issues addressed include the impact of the construction of new stadiums and racial discrimination on attendance. In addition, players' salaries, free agency, cost of player development, and arbitration are discussed.
|Publication date:||21st October 1996|
|Author:||John L. Fizel, Elizabeth Gustafson, Lawrence Hadley|
|Publisher:||Praeger Publishers Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO|
|Categories:||Microeconomics, Sport & leisure industries, Baseball,|
JOHN FIZEL is an Associate Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University, Erie. Dr. Fizel is an applied microeconomist who has published on a variety of topics including amateur and professional sports.ELIZABETH GUSTAFSON is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Dayton. Dr. Gustafson has done research in econometric techniques with her most recent work focusing on baseball.LAWRENCE HADLEY is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Dayton./e Dr. Hadley has written about the impact of various issues on the baseball industry.More About John L. Fizel, Elizabeth Gustafson, Lawrence Hadley