nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2015‒09‒05
two papers chosen by
João Carlos Correia Leitão
Universidade da Beira Interior

  1. Career Duration in the NHL: Bias against Europeans? By Craig A. Depken II; Johnny Ducking; Peter A. Groothuis
  2. Catch Me If You Can - Referee–Team Relationships and Disciplinary Cautions in Football By Hlasny, Vladimir; Kolaric, Sascha

  1. By: Craig A. Depken II; Johnny Ducking; Peter A. Groothuis
    Abstract: Using a panel of National Hockey League players from 2000 through 2010, we analyze the determinants of career length in the league. In our analysis, we include both performance variables and nationality of origin to determine their importance in determining career length. We find that European-born players have shorter careers than do North American-born players holding performance constant and Russian-born players have even shorter careers than other Europeans. We further explore if the empirical evidence of a shorter career is consistent with exit discrimination on the part of team owners or with foreign-born players voluntarily returning home to end their careers in European leagues. Key Words: National Hockey League, exit discrimination, professional sports, foreign workers
    JEL: L83
    Date: 2015
  2. By: Hlasny, Vladimir; Kolaric, Sascha
    Date: 2015–08–20

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