The sports sector, apart from being of economic significance in itself, is clearly one that many citizens share a great interest in. It is not mere results, but aspects such as history, statistics, interest in labour markets and finances that often spark people's interest.
The characteristics of the sports sector and the data it provides allows economists to cast light on a large number of economic issues facing society. Historical Perspectives on Sports Economics explores a variety of topics, including mega-event analysis, sports governance, anthropometrics, gambling, industrial organisation, infrastructure development and racial issues.
The analysis is sufficiently non-technical and will appeal not only to academic economists and students, but to historians and sports enthusiasts as well.
Contributors: W. Andreff, L. Borrowman, S. Brown, J. Chang, J. Cranfield, J. Dewhirst, L. Frost, A.K. Halabi, K. Inwood, A. Kawaura, S. La Croix, M. Leeds, V. Matheson, V. Mishra, R. Pomfret, P.-C. Pradier, J. Price, H. Rockoff, J.A. Ross, W. Vamplew, J. Van Leeuwen, J.K. Wilson.
Edited by John K. Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of South Australia Business School, Australia and Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia and Adjunct Professor, The Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center, Italy.