Precocity and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Professional Basketball

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

6 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2011 Last revised: 29 Jul 2011

Ryan M. Rodenberg

Florida State University - College of Education; Florida State University - College of Law

Jun Woo Kim

Florida State University

Date Written: July 27, 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.

Keywords: Labor Markets, Precocity, Basketball

JEL Classification: L83, J44, J21, J53

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1869144

Ryan M. Rodenberg (Contact Author)

Florida State University - College of Education ( email )

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Florida State University - College of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://education.fsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/dr-ryan-rodenberg

Jun Woo Kim

Florida State University

Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States

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