What’s in a game? Why Sports Economics is a big deal.

The economics of sport is a worthy topic itself, but also sheds some light on broader economic issues, writes The Airport Economist Tim Harcourt.

An explanation of sports capitalism (first published on CNN site)

Comrades, Stefan Symanski’s explanation of sports capitalism, showing the difference between US and European approaches. Definitely worth a read.

The Real Costs and Benefits of Mega Sports Events

The pattern is the same the world over. A bid is announced for a major sporting event. Politicians and businessmen roll out figures and rationalisations as to why we’ll all benefit from investment of the public purse in the acquisition of said event. If the bid should prove successful, then heaven and earth is moved to ensure things run [Read more]