nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2018‒07‒16
two papers chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. How is participation in sports related to students’ performance and well-being? By Judit Pál
  2. Valuing Non-Market Benefits of Participatory Sport Events Using Willingness to Travel: Payment Card vs Random Selection with Mitigation of Hypothetical Bias By John C. Whitehead; Pamela Wicker

  1. By: Judit Pál
    Abstract: Sports play a vital role in students’ life. Playing sports on a regular basis can reduce the risks of obesity, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem and bullying among adolescents, and it can help them live a more active and healthy life as adults. But physical education classes and extracurricular sports activities compete for time with many other important pursuits, including homework and study. Educators and parents may ask whether their children spend enough time (or perhaps too much time) in physical activities, and to what degree participation in sports is associated with students’ academic performance and well-being.
    Date: 2018–07–10
  2. By: John C. Whitehead; Pamela Wicker
    Abstract: This study estimates the monetary value of participation in a cycling event using a willingness to travel question. The empirical analysis is based on three years of data (2014 2016) from a post-race survey (n=976). Respondents were asked for their likelihood of revisiting the event in the following year contingent on different additional driving distances. Return visitation is higher in the randomly selected question than in the payment card format. The random selection format also produces larger willingness to pay estimates. The combination and joint estimation of stated and revealed preference data allows identifying the magnitude of hypothetical bias. Key Words: Contingent behavior method; intention to revisit; sport participation; travel cost; willingness to pay
    Date: 2018

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