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Economics (ECON)

ECON 447W Economics of Sports (3) Examination of economic issues pertaining to professional and collegiate sports, including analysis of industrial organization, labor markets, and local economies.

ECON 447W Economics of Sports (3)

Sports play a pervasive role in life in these United States, and this course examines a wide-ranging set of issues in considering the economics of sports. Students will learn about various aspects of sports in the United States, including the "players" (players, owners, fans), the institutional settings (sports leagues), and the effects of sports on the cities in which they are played. Students will develop the skills to analyze a wide variety of issues in sports economics. The course will touch on aspects of three distinct fields in economics: labor economics, industrial organization, and urban economics.

This course proposal is one of a series of 400-level seminars, many of them writing-intensive, for advanced students in economics in each of seven broad areas of the discipline. This writing-intensive seminar is in the area of applied microeconomics. The course will count toward both the major and the minor in economics.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ECON 302 andECON 490

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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