nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2005‒06‒14
two papers chosen by
Joao Carlos Correia Leitao
Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

  1. Comparing the Socio-Economic Determinants of Men's and Women's International Soccer Performance By Victor Matheson; Robert Hoffmann; Chew Ging Lee; Bala Ramasamy
  2. What is the Value of Public Goods Generated by a National Football League Team: A CVM Approach By Bruce K. Johnson; Michael J. Mondello; John C. Whitehead

  1. By: Victor Matheson (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross); Robert Hoffmann (Nottingham University Business School); Chew Ging Lee (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus); Bala Ramasamy (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)
    Abstract: We compare the determinants of women's and men's international soccer performance and find that partially different variables are important in the two contexts. While economic and demographic influences hold for both, the particular political and cultural factors differ. These differences highlight the greatly different economic, political and social significance of the sport depending whether it is played by men or women.
    Keywords: women's football, soccer, FIFA World Ranking, amateur sports, gender inequality
    JEL: L83 I00 Z13
    Date: 2005–06
  2. By: Bruce K. Johnson; Michael J. Mondello; John C. Whitehead (Appalachian State University)
    Abstract: Using the Contingent Valuation Method, this paper estimates the value of public goods the National Football League’s Jaguars produce for Jacksonville, Florida, including the value of elevating Jacksonville to major league status. It also estimates the incremental value of public goods potentially produced by a National Basketball Association team in Jacksonville. The present value of public goods created by the Jaguars is $25 million or less, far below subsidies provided to attract the Jaguars. For a basketball team, the figure is less than $12.7 million. Sports public goods probably cannot justify the large public expenditures on stadiums and arenas.
    JEL: H41
    Date: 2005

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