ECON 345 Economics of Sports


This applied economics course explores various aspects of the economics of sports and sports leagues, with a major focus on empirical
analysis. We will consider a number of topics, including: 1) the business and economics of professional team sports and sports
broadcasting, 2) analysis of leagues’ competitive balance policies, 3) player relations issues including analysis of the determinants of
players’ salaries, 4) the public finance aspects of professional sports teams and stadium financing, and relevant issues in collegiate sports.
(Course offered in alternate years.)