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Race, Compensation and Contract Length in the NBA: 2001-2002


Lawrence M. Kahn


Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Malav Shah


Emory University School of Law


Industrial Relations, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 444-462, July 2005

Abstract:     
We study race and pay in the NBA for 2001-2002. For players who were neither free agents nor on rookie scale contracts, there were large, statistically significant ceteris paribus nonwhite shortfalls in salary, total compensation, and contract duration. But for players under the rookie salary scale (first-round draft picks) and free agents, race effects were small and insignificant. These results suggest discrimination against marginal nonwhite players.

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Date posted: June 28, 2005  

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Kahn, Lawrence M. and Shah, Malav, Race, Compensation and Contract Length in the NBA: 2001-2002. Industrial Relations, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 444-462, July 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=739935

Contact Information

Lawrence M. Kahn (Contact Author)
Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations ( email )
265 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
United States
607-255-0510 (Phone)
607-255-4496 (Fax)
CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
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Munich, DE-81679
Germany
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Malav Shah
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
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