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Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports

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What economic rules govern sports? How does the sports business differ from other businesses? "Playbooks and Checkbooks" takes a fascinating step-by-step look at the fundamental economic relationships shaping modern sports. Focusing on the ways that the sports business does and does not overlap with economics, the book uncovers the core paradox at the heart of the sports i ...more
ebook, 248 pages
Published March 16th 2009 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Journalist Tom Chatfield of Prospect has chosen to discuss Stefan Szymanski's Playbooks and Checkbooks , on FiveBooks as one of the top five on his subject - Videogames, saying that:

“It’s a very compelling account of the unusual economics that have grown up in the last century around the extraordinarily profitable arena of sports. It’s interesting because, in order to make it work, in order to make the money, you have to indulge in all sorts of practices that defy conventional economics.”

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