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Precocity and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Professional Basketball


Ryan M. Rodenberg


Florida State University

Jun Woo Kim


Florida State University

July 27, 2011

Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 2185-2190, 2011

Abstract:     
We show that precocity, as measured by the age of entry into the elite-level professional basketball labor pool, leads to better career outcomes. Our findings cast doubt on the on-court efficacy of the National Basketball Association’s contentious age eligibility rule.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Labor Markets, Precocity, Basketball

JEL Classification: L83, J44, J21, J53

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Date posted: June 22, 2011 ; Last revised: July 29, 2011

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Rodenberg, Ryan M. and Woo Kim, Jun, Precocity and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Professional Basketball (July 27, 2011). Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 2185-2190, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1869144

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Ryan M. Rodenberg (Contact Author)
Florida State University ( email )
Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States
Jun Woo Kim
Florida State University
Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States
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