New Seminar Announced for Spring 2014: Economics of Sports and Law

Sports Law Icon - Scales of justice holding sporting equipmentThe UALR Department of Economics and Finance is making plans to offer students an interesting, new seminar for Spring 2014, ECON 4397: Economics of Sports and Law. This modular course will focus on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Sports Economics

  • Estimating value of individual players
  • Distributional effects of amateurism in college
    athletics
  • Market distortions of tax-exempt status of college
    athletics
  • Factors affecting attendance
  • Explaining rivalries in college football
  • Effects of TV on revenue
  • Driving forces of conference realignment
  • Efficiency of betting markets
  • Measuring the economic impact of college athletics

Law and Economics

  • ¬†¬†Economic model of crime
  • ¬† Broken Windows Hypothesis
  • ¬†¬†Police impact on crime
  • ¬†¬†Civil asset forfeiture
  • ¬†¬†Crime deterrence and the death penalty
  • ¬†¬†Economic impacts of increased use of technology
  • ¬†¬†Discrimination in the legal system

For more information on this course, please contact either Dr. Quintanar at smquintanar@ualr.edu or Dr. Ross at kdross@ualr.edu.

To learn about careers in Economics, please visit our career resources page at http://ualr.edu/economics/home/careers-in-economics/. For information about the Department of Economics at UALR, visit http://ualr.edu/economics/.

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