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ECW2450 - Sports economics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr. Ross Booth


Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will cover: the demand for sport, sports revenues, the economics of sports broadcasting, the pricing of sports events; why professional team sports leagues form, whether clubs are profit-maximisers or win-maximisers, remedies for competitive imbalance such as player drafts, salary caps and revenue sharing, the role of player associations in professional sport; government subsidies in sport, the economic impact of sports events, stadium financing; case studies of professional team sports leagues in Australia, North America and Europe; the effect of competition policy, globalisation in professional sport, future directions in sport.


On completion of this subject students will have:


Mid-semester test: 20%
Individual class paper: 20% Tutorial participation: 10%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week




ECC2450, ECF2450