MSBC-685: Economics of Sports and Events

3 credit hours

This course challenges students to apply economic theory to the unique aspects of college and professional sports. Highlights of the course include moneyball theory, industrial structure of sports, public financing of sports, and labor markets in sports. Topics include antitrust issues, the alleged cartel of sports leagues, public funding of sports venues, labor relations, player drafts, athlete compensation, wagering markets, and the general application of economic principles to sport settings and events.