The Econometrics of Sport
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The Econometrics of Sport

Edited by Plácido Rodríguez, Stefan Késenne and Jaume García

The study of sport in the economy presents a rich arena for the application of sharply focused microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics to both team and individual outcomes. This unique book offers a survey of recent research that follows the tradition of empirical and theoretical analysis of sport economics and econometrics.
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This book is the outcome of the Vi Gijón Conference, held in Gijón (Spain) on 6 and 7 May 2011, at the auditorium of the Faculty of Trade, Tourism and Social Sciences Jovellanos of the University of oviedo. The editors would like to thank the various authors for their contribution to this book, and Professor william Greene for writing the Prologue. The conference was organized by Professors Jaume García (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Stefan Késenne (University of Antwerp and Leuven) and Plácido rodríguez (University of oviedo). The opening Ceremony of the Conference was presided by Dr Santiago García Granda (Vice-rector for research at the University of oviedo) and Ms Paz Fernández Felgueroso (Mayor of the City of Gijón). other speakers at the ceremony were Dr Herminio Sastre Andrés (Minister of Education of the Government of the Principality of Asturias), Dr Antonio Alvarez Pinilla (Director of Analysis and innovation Department of Liberbank), Dr rafael Perez Lorenzo (Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Tourism and Social Sciences Jovellanos) and Plácido rodríguez Guerrero (Co-organizer of Congress).

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