ECON190-002: Freshman Seminar:Economics

Topic: The Economics of Sports

August 24, 2016 - December 6, 2016
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Rich Building 211
DePasquale, Christina
Appropriate for First Year students.

Open only to students with freshman standing. Topics and prerequisites vary; consult the Course Atlas.

Course Description: 

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information:

The purpose of this course is to examine the sports industry through the lens of microeconomic principles.  This course will examine sports leagues, revenue sharing, ticket pricing, salary negotiations, competitive balance, gambling, discrimination, and NCAA policies to name a few. The course will focus on the four major North American sports leagues and the NCAA but may cover other sports as well.


Recommended Textbook:  Roger Blair  "Sports Economics" 

ISBN 9780521876612 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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