nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2013‒05‒05
one paper chosen by
Joao Carlos Correia Leitao
University of Beira Interior and Technical University of Lisbon

  1. Exit Discrimination in the NFL: A Duration Analysis of Career Length By Johnny Ducking; Peter A. Groothuis; James Richard Hill

  1. By: Johnny Ducking; Peter A. Groothuis; James Richard Hill
    Abstract: Using a panel study of annual NFL data (2000–2008) we test for exit discrimination on career length in the NFL. We focus on six positional groups: defensive backs, defensive linemen, linebackers, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers. We test for exit discrimination using both parametric and semi-parametric hazard models. In our analysis, in addition to race, we include performance variables to determine their importance in determining career length. Our analysis posits the question: Do team owners in the pursuit of championships keep talented players regardless of their race? Key Words:
    Date: 2013

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