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The impact of government subsidies in professional team sports leagues


Dietl, Helmut; Lang, Markus; Nesseler, Cornel (2017). The impact of government subsidies in professional team sports leagues. International Journal of Sport Finance, 12(1):49-64.

Abstract

This article develops a game-theoretical model to analyze the effect of subsidies on player salaries, competitive balance, club profits, and welfare. Within this model, fan demand depends on win percentage, competitive balance, and aggregate talent. The results show that if a large-market club receives a subsidy and fans have a relatively strong preference for aggregate talent, compared to competitive balance and own team winning percentage, club profits and welfare increase for both clubs. If the small-market club is subsidized, a small subsidy increases competitive balance and player salaries of both clubs.

Abstract

This article develops a game-theoretical model to analyze the effect of subsidies on player salaries, competitive balance, club profits, and welfare. Within this model, fan demand depends on win percentage, competitive balance, and aggregate talent. The results show that if a large-market club receives a subsidy and fans have a relatively strong preference for aggregate talent, compared to competitive balance and own team winning percentage, club profits and welfare increase for both clubs. If the small-market club is subsidized, a small subsidy increases competitive balance and player salaries of both clubs.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:24 February 2017
Deposited On:04 Oct 2019 13:24
Last Modified:06 Oct 2019 06:02
Publisher:Fitness Information Technology
ISSN:1558-6235
OA Status:Closed
Official URL:http://www.fitpublishing.com/articles/impact-government-subsidies-professional-team-sports-leagues
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:18473

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