nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2020‒06‒22
two papers chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. Allocating extra revenues from broadcasting sports leagues By Gustavo Bergantiños; Juan D. Moreno-Ternero
  2. Stock Return Comovement when Investors are Distracted: More, and More Homogeneous By Ehrmann, Michael; Jansen, David-Jan

  1. By: Gustavo Bergantiños (ECOSOT, Universidade de Vigo); Juan D. Moreno-Ternero (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide;)
    Abstract: We consider the problem of sharing the revenues from broadcasting sports leagues among participating teams. We introduce axioms formalizing alternative ways of allocating the extra revenue obtained from additional viewers. We show that, combined with some other standard axioms, they provide axiomatic characterizations of three focal rules for this problem: the uniform rule, the equal-split rule and concede-and-divide.
    Keywords: resource allocation, broadcasting, sport leagues, axioms, extra revenues
    JEL: D63 C71 Z20
    Date: 2020–06
  2. By: Ehrmann, Michael; Jansen, David-Jan
    Abstract: This paper tests whether fluctuations in investors' attention affect stock return comovement with national and global markets, and which stocks are most affected. We measure fluctuations in investor attention using 59 high-profile soccer matches played during stock market trading hours at the three editions of the FIFA World Cup between 2010 and 2018. Using intraday data for more than 750 firms in 19 countries, we find that distracted investors shift attention away from firm-specific and from global news. When movements in global stock markets are large, the pricing of global news reverts back to normal, but firm-specific news keep being priced less, leading to increased comovement of stock returns with the national stock market. This increase is economically large, and particularly strong for those stocks that typically comove little with the national market, thereby leading to a convergence in betas across stocks.
    Keywords: comovement; investor attention; Stock returns
    JEL: G12 G15
    Date: 2020–05

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