This course intends to provide students with a new perspective on both sports and economics. It will not only shed light on the business components of professional sports, but also lead students through analyses of other aspects of sports such as the nature of the game on the field, how leagues are organized, how playing rules are formulated and enforced, and how owners and coaches make personnel decisions. The goal of this course is to reveal the persuasiveness of economic reasoning underlying such decision-making in the world of sports.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Playbooks and Checkbooks: Professor Miceli's manuscript.
An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports by Stefan Szymanski, ISBN-13 ¿ : ¿ 978-0691127507 and David Berri's textbook: Sports Economics, ISBN-13: 978-1464121722 as optional readings.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
one or two in-class midterms (depending on the pace) and a final. Approximately 8 problem sets will be distributed as assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Knowledge of doing derivation is a must. The ability to conduct empirical analysis is cherished but not necessary for this course.
|Instructor(s): He,Jun Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: MST301; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|
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