Sports Economics
Academic Noncredit

A variety of economic methods can be applied to sports. The class begins with a market analysis of the professional sports industry, including cost accounting, marketing strategies and profitability in the design of sporting venues. Regional analysis is used to understand the economic effect of building a new stadium. Econometric methods are used to relate sports performance statistics to athlete salaries and team profits. Professional teams have a natural tendency to become monopolies. The history of antitrust law has guaranteed market power for professional teams, but competition, other sports and other entertainment options limits that power. The wages and work of athletes are studied from the viewpoint of labor economics. Racial and gender discrimination is discussed as a historically important aspect of the professional athletic labor market. The economics of player's unions, league monopolies and contract negotiation is analyzed in terms of the theory of games. In many cases the analysis is extended to a discussion of reforms that are fairer and more efficient.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

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Class Sections For Sports Economics (ECON 370)

Fall 2019 Section 90, Starting on: 08/19/2019

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit

Date(s) Day Time Location
08/19/19 - 12/05/19
Tuition: $445.00      

Instructor: DAVID KIEFER


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