Economic Topics in Sports|
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: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary reading: Dr. Thomas Miceli's manuscript, to be posted periodically on Moodle
1. Stefan Szymanski, Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.
2. David Berri, Sports Economics, Worth Publishers, 2018.
|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: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: HALL84; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|
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