The Football Players' Labor Market: Empirical Evidence from the Major European Leagues

25 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2007

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Bernd Frick

University of Witten/Herdecke - Institute of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract

The growing economic importance of professional football and the recent fundamental changes in the regulatory regime governing the football players' labor market together with the availability of detailed information on player salaries, transfer fees and contract lengths have convinced an increasing number of economists from all over Europe to devote their attention to the operation of that particular market. The following paper reviews the available evidence on the various dimensions of that market (remuneration, transfers, contracts and mobility) and points out some promising directions for further research.

Suggested Citation

Frick, Bernd, The Football Players' Labor Market: Empirical Evidence from the Major European Leagues. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 422-446, July 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=992048 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.2007.00423.x

Bernd Frick (Contact Author)

University of Witten/Herdecke - Institute of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

D-58448 Witten
Germany

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