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Current issues in sports economics: Spectator no-show behavior

In this research seminar, we will explore the determinants of (football) spectator no-show behavior {\uc1\u8211*} an increasingly important yet under-researched phenomenon. More specifically, in the first half of this seminar, we will, first, review the extensive economic literature on the determinants shaping the demand for professional team sports (e.g., football/soccer) and, second, discuss prevailing methodological problems that have prevented previous research on spectator no-show behavior.
Course code
ELEC813
Course type
Doctoral Program Lecture
Weekly Hours
2,0
ECTS
3
Term
FS 2023
Language
Englisch
Lecturers
apl. Prof. Dr. Dominik Schreyer
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In this research seminar, we will explore the determinants of spectator no-show behavior – an increasingly important yet dramatically under-researched phenomenon.

More specifically, in the first half of this seminar, we will, first, review the extensive economic literature on the potential determinants shaping the stadium attendances demand for professional team sports (e.g., football/soccer) and, second, discuss prevailing methodological problems that have prevented previous research on such spectator no-show behavior.

In the second half of the seminar, we will then design and discuss field experiments testing potential measures to reduce spectator no-show behavior.

Date Time
Tuesday, 28.03.2023 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday, 29.03.2023 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 30.03.2023 08:00 - 14:00
Essential readings:Rottenberg, S. (1956). The baseball players' labor market. Journal of Political Economy, 64, 242–258.Further readings will be announced in class.
The research seminar will include interactive lectures (roughly 50 percent), breakout sessions, and student presentations.
Assessment:
  • In-class participation (25%)
  • Presentation of research papers (50%)
  • Presentation of experimental design (25%)
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