Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104126
Authors: 
Kern, Markus
Süssmuth, Bernd
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2003-3
Abstract: 
This study applies stochastic frontier analytic techniques in the estimation of sporting production functions. As ex ante input factors, we use pre-seasonal estimates of wage bills of players and coaches that are transformed during the production process of a season into ex post pecuniary revenues and sporting success. While in the case of athletic output we find a robust pattern of technical efficiency over subsequent seasons, the estimates based on economic output highlight the instability of the German soccer industry.
Subjects: 
soccer economics
sporting production function
stochastic frontier
JEL: 
L83
C21
D24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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