Catalogue 2012 - 2013

EC 340 The Economics of Sports


3 cr.


EC 111 or EC 105 or EC 117 or EC 207 and EC 201.

Course Description

This course applies the tools of economic theory to the market for professional sport entertainment. The major professional sports leagues all exhibit several practices which are unparalleled in other U.S. industries. These practices, both in hiring athletes and selling the "entertainment product," are analyzed. Government policies towards this unique market are also investigated.