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Salary Caps and Luxury Taxes: Insights from Professional Team Sports (Gehaltsobergrenzen und Luxussteuern: Erkenntnisse aus dem professionellen Mannschaftssport)

18 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2010  

Helmut M. Dietl

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Tobias Duschl

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Markus Lang

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Date Written: November 15, 2010

Abstract

The regulation of executive pay currently is a topic widely discussed in politics and the media. In this contribution we analyze a sector with a long tradition of pay regulation: professional team sports. We provide an analysis of the most important regulatory practices and their consequences on the labor markets of professional athletes, teams’ financial situation, and sports competition. Further we sketch how similar practices could look in the context of executive pay regulation.

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Keywords: Pay regulation, salary caps, luxury taxes, sports economics, professional sports leagues, regulation, labor market intervention

JEL Classification: L83

Suggested Citation

Dietl, Helmut M. and Duschl, Tobias and Lang, Markus, Salary Caps and Luxury Taxes: Insights from Professional Team Sports (Gehaltsobergrenzen und Luxussteuern: Erkenntnisse aus dem professionellen Mannschaftssport) (November 15, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1718618 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1718618

Helmut M. Dietl

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) ( email )

Hottingerstrasse 10
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Zurich, 8032
Switzerland

Tobias Duschl (Contact Author)

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) ( email )

Hottingerstrasse 10
Plattenstrasse 14
Zurich, 8032
Switzerland

Markus Lang

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) ( email )

Hottingerstrasse 10
Plattenstrasse 14
Zurich, 8032
Switzerland

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