Articles in this issue:

  • Rasmus K. Storm
    Tor Georg Jakobsen
    and Nikolaj Schelde

    Existing research on spectator demand tends to focus primarily on elite club sport. This paper aims to expand on the literature by applying regression models to a large and unique set of survey data collected from Danish men’s national soccer team matches held from 2013 to 2017. The output from our models suggests that the number of matches attended is positively related to future demand, as are the results of the matches. Our results have implications for managers of national sports federations because they provide information on how spectators’ interest in and intention to attend matches...Read more

  • José Manuel Cordero
    Julio del Corral
    Carlos Gomez-Gonzalez
    and Cristina Polo

    The number of foreign owners in football clubs has recently increased in Europe and especially in England. This study aims to analyze whether clubs owned by foreign investors show different parameters of sporting and managerial efficiency. We use data on expected performance (from betting odds), wage costs, and the results of football clubs in the English Premier League (EPL) and English Football League Championship (EFL) over 13 seasons. We estimate different measures of efficiency using three alternative methods: expected vs. actual performance index, nonparametric conditional data...Read more

  • Dmitry Kirpishchikov
    Petr Parshakov
    and Marina Zavertiaeva

    Previous papers provide evidence that psychological characteristics such as personal masculinity are related to performance. Although relationships have been well established on an individual level, there has been little attempt to analyze the performance of teams that diverge in terms of masculinity. This paper studies the impact of team masculinity on its performance, paying particular attention to the connection between masculinity and cooperative behavior within a team. We use data on Major League Soccer teams because sports competitions represent a good ground for demonstrating...Read more

  • Thomas J. Miceli

    This paper provides an explanation for sports betting that does not appeal to risk-preferring preferences. The strategy is to link betting to the uncertainty of outcome hypothesis, a cornerstone of sports economics. The model relies on the inclusion of a contest utility function as part of a fan’s overall utility. The analysis focuses on point-spread betting and shows that sports fans can increase their contest utility by placing a bet if the contest is unequal and if they are either non-partisan or are sufficiently strong supporters of the underdog. When these conditions are met, an...Read more

  • University College Cork; Cork, Ireland, August 23–25, 2023

    Founded in 2010, European Sport Economics Association (ESEA) is a scientific association that pursues the goal of promoting communications between scientists and practitioners working in the field of sports economics. The ESEA Conference is the annual gathering of the European Sport Economics Association.

    Keynote speakers for the 14th ESEA Conference:

    Dr. Jane Ruseski
    John Chambers College of Business and Economics
    West Virginia University (WVU)

    Dr. Alex Bryson
    Social Research Institute...Read more