By Brian Goff. Published 2018 by Edward Elgar , Cheltenham, UK. $108.00 . 208 pp. ISBN: 978-1-78811-872-9 Sports Economics Uncut is one of eight books in the “New Horizons in the Economics of Sport” series that presents in-depth empirical research in various areas of the sports industry. The
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Brian M. Mills, Scott Tainsky, B. Christine Green and Becca Leopkey
behaviors has been growing. This is particularly true in the field of economics, where behavioral and experimental economics approaches have become a standard for investigating (ir)rational behavior of individuals in various settings. Behavioral economics as a field addresses deviations from traditional
Andrew Zimbalist —Professor of economics at Smith College. Andrew Zimbalist is a leading analyst of the economic issues surrounding cities’ and nations’ staging of megaevents including the Olympic Games and FIFA (soccer) World Cup tournaments. He has written numerous books on the intersection of
Kerem Shuval, Xia Si, Binh Nguyen and Tammy Leonard
Behavioral economics studies have found that individuals with more patient time preferences (ie, greater willingness to forgo current costs for future benefits) are more likely to save money. Although research has observed significant relationships between time preferences and health-promoting behaviors, scant evidence exists with physical activity as an outcome.
We examined the association between monetary saving behaviors and physical activity among adults of low-income who reside in an urban community. Specifically, we assessed the relationship between saving behaviors (checking/saving account, monthly savings, and planning family finances), and future orientation to physical activity as a dichotomous (meeting guidelines) and continuous (total and domain specific) endpoint.
In multivariable regression, being future-oriented and having a checking/saving account were related to a 1.3 and 2.1 times higher (respectively) likelihood of meeting physical activity guidelines (P < .05). When examining physical activity continuously, all measures were significantly related to leisure-time activity (P < .05).
Our study findings establish a relationship between future time preferences and increased levels of physical activity among low-income adults. Future research should prospectively explore the efficacy of various schemes that help individuals overcome impatient time preferences to determine a causal relationship.
John Charles Bradbury
League Baseball . Journal of Sports Economics, 6 , 237 – 263 . doi: 10.1177/1527002504265957 Coates , D. , Frick , B. , & Jewell , T. ( 2016 ). Superstar salaries and soccer success: The impact of designated players in Major League Soccer . Journal of Sports Economics, 17 , 716 – 735 . doi
Nicholas M. Watanabe, Grace Yan, Brian P. Soebbing and Wantong Fu
initial studies, recent publications ( Borland & Macdonald, 2003 ; Villar & Guerrero, 2009 ) further explored factors relevant to the modeling of demand for attendance at sporting events. More recently, Sanderson and Shaikh ( 2017 ) outlined links between the economics of sports and the environment
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Tim Berrett, Trevor Slack and Dave Whitson
Although considerable weight has been placed on the economist's advice in many areas of public policy, it is suggested that this has not been the case in the pricing of sport and leisure facilities and services. This paper provides an overview of the extent to which economic analysis can be used in the pricing of publicly funded sport and leisure facilities and services. It is reasoned that such facilities and services display both public-good attributes and positive externalities. As such, market pricing is an inappropriate allocation mechanism. Some problems associated with the practical application of economic models to determine user fees in publicly owned sport and leisure facilities are highlighted. An overview of some of the current issues in public facility management and allocation is offered, along with suggestions for further research.