Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/48885
Authors: 
Dilger, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere // Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät 03/2002
Abstract: 
We estimate Cox models to determine proportional hazard rates in professional basketball, concerning leaving the league or changing the team by using a database covering all players of the NBA in the 90’s. We predict and confirm that league-hazards depend on a player’s performance. A teamswitch, however, cannot depend on low performance itself because there has to be a team willing to accept the (new) player. Accordingly we find that a good scoring performance and an intense use of a player reduces the probability of a team-switch, whereas high salaries or non-scoring performance do not.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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