Microeconomics Of Professional Sporting Competitions And Labour Markets

Grant number: DP0209564


This project will undertake theoretical and empirical research on the operation of labour markets in professional sporting competitions. It will examine two main topics - the effects of labour market regulations in sporting competitions; and the determinants of job tenure and job mobility of players and coaches. The main expected outcomes are new theories of how sporting competitions operate, and for the determinants of job tenure; and original empirical evidence on these issues. The significance of the research derives from its potential contribution to international knowledge of how labour markets operate, and to the improved operation of sporting competitions.