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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECON 308 - Sports Economics

This course applies microeconomic principles and game theory to analyze a range of issues in the sports industry. Economic impact of sports teams and facilities, labor relations, athlete compensation, market structure, sports analytics, pricing, regulations.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the key economic issues in professional sports.
  • Use microeconomic principles to analyze various market structures found in the sports industry including monopsony power of team owners, sports leagues as cartels, tax subsidies for sports teams.
  • Examine regulations governing the sports industry including antitrust laws, drug policies, special legal treatment of leagues.
  • Apply game theory tools to understand athlete salary negotiations, labor relations, game play, and strategy. 
  • Identify sources for sports data and use it to conduct economic analysis.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Spring Locations: Ellensburg

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