Financial foul play? An analysis of UEFA’s attempts to restore financial discipline in European football

Rob Simmons, 3 September 2012

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As the 2012/13 football season kicks off, many fans, journalists, and social commentators will be heard saying that: a) the gap in financial resources between large and small clubs is greater than ever, b) star players at big clubs such as Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United earn exorbitant salaries, and c) the finances of several clubs are out of control, as

Topics: Competition policy, Frontiers of economic research
Tags: competition, Financial Fair Play, Football, sport

The behavioural economics of exercise habits

Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Alan M Garber, 22 February 2011

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In the US, obesity – and the chronic diseases it can cause – is putting health policy under enormous strain (Flegal et al. 2010). One recent study finds that between 1993 and 2008 obesity was a greater threat to the health of Americans than smoking (Jia and Lubetkin 2010). But it is not just the US.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Health economics
Tags: Behavioural economics, exercise habits, health, sport

The economics of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Syed Basher, 24 December 2010

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FIFA’s surprising decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup drew plenty of mixed emotions from around the world. Now that the excitement has subsided, plenty of work lies ahead as Qatar prepares to host.

Topics: Monetary policy
Tags: inflation, sport, World Cup

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