Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/179126
Authors: 
Brachert, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IWH Discussion Papers 10/2018
Abstract: 
We use the locational pattern of clubs in four major professional football leagues in Europe to test the causal effect of changes in premier league membership on regional employment and output growth at the NUTS 3 level. We rely on the relegation mode of the classical round-robin tournament in the European model of sport to develop a regression-discontinuity design. The results indicate small and significant negative short-term effects on regional employment and output in the sports-related economic sector when clubs are relegated from the premier division of the respective football league. In addition, we find small negative effects on overall regional employment growth. However, total regional gross value added remains unaffected, indicating that in the main it is the less productive jobs that disappear in the short-term.
Subjects: 
professional football
relegation
regional growth
regression discontinuity design
JEL: 
J40
R11
R12
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
856.19 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.