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The Economics of Sports

The course will examine sports economics models. Students will apply theory to various aspects of both collegiate and professional sports. Topics include (but are not limited to) wage discrimination in sports, the economics of stadiums, alumni giving and collegiate athletics, academics and collegiate athletics, sports rights and broadcasting, and sports and gambling. Field trips may be included. (Not offered 2021-22).

Prerequisite: -EC100 or -EC101 and -EC102; -MA117 or -MA217.

1 unit

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Economics of Sports focuses on the application of theory and basic econometrics in professional, collegiate and recreational sports. Students will develop various skills in order to analyze various arguments that are related to sports economics.
photo of a class standing on the field at Sports Authority Stadium
This class familiarizes students with sports economics models. Students will apply theory and basic econometrics to various aspects of professional, collegiate and recreational sports. They will develop analytical and quantitative skills in order to evaluate arguments based on economic models as they pertain to the issues concerning sports. Students will be introduced to MS Excel, MS Power Point, STATA and data downloading methods.
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