his paper has to explain why there is a difference between ticket pricing in the top 5 European soccer leagues: the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, the Spanish Liga Santander, the German Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1. Data needs to be gathered and ran through a regression analysis in order to determine the impact of each factor (pertaining to the data). Use of Megastat is needed. All data should be shown in the appendix of the paper. My proposal has been attached to give an idea of what I wanted to write about. However, it may well be altered. Sources need to have journal articles.
A requirement of this course is that you undertake a quantitative economic investigation of a sports-related topic. You will select a topic which focuses on either (i) Industrial Organization issues, (ii) Public finance areas, or (iii) Labor market issues. Topic approval will only be given after consultation with me. You should apply the economic concepts and econometric techniques we have studied in class to complete your research project.
The general format of your investigation will follow the framework listed below:

  1. INTRODUCTION: A brief introduction, which introduces your sports-related topic, why you chose this topic and what you specifically plan to investigate.
  2. RELEVANT LITERATURE REVIEW: This part of your study should focus on the findings of previous researchers as it related to your chosen topic. You will need to fully document and discuss all major economic articles dealing with your topic.
  3. ECONOMIC THEORY. This part of the investigation will build upon the literature review and must contain your chosen theoretical model along with all a priori hypotheses regarding the impact of your economic factors.
  4. EMPIRICAL MODEL, DATA, AND ECONOMETRIC INVESTIGATION: This part of the investigation must include the statistical model, data, and regression estimates (obtained by Excel/Megastat or an acceptable substitute). The data section must contain definitions and sources of all variables used in the analysis. In addition, the data section needs to contain a Table listing basic statistics (count, mean, standard deviation, min, and max) for all variables. The regression results section should contain a complete discussion of the OVERALL statistical performance, as well as, the SPECIFIC statistical analysis of your model.
  5. SPORTS ECONOMIC POLICY: Once the model has been estimated and it’s statistical validity has been investigated you will use the results to investigate the economics. It is in this section that the following should be completed: (i) statistical results based on your empirical model with an examination of your hypotheses and their economic meaning; (2) an investigation of your modeling and statistical analysis as it relates to specific sports issues.
  6. CONCLUSIONS: This final part of the investigation summarizes the major points of your investigation. It is at this point that you may want to point out what future investigations on your topic could do to improve upon what you did.
  1. REFERENCES: The reference section must contain a full set of all documentation utilized in the report. You may also want to see the following: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

the basic Chicago-style Guide to citations for more detail on proper referencing format for reference material.
Grading for this assignment is worth 40% of the course grade will be based upon the following:
– Written Presentation (format, spelling and grammar), Report Content (accuracy and completeness), and Oral Presentation (professionalism)
EC275                                     PAST Research Project Titles
Salary Determinants of Major League Baseball Players
Investigation of Yankees Home Attendance 1976-2012
The Effects of MLB Team Roster Turnover on Recent Attendance
New Stadiums and their Influence on Attendance
Locating National Hockey League teams in Which City?
A Sum of its Parts: Measuring Player Value in the Context of the Team in the NHL
Factors that Influence Attendance at NHL Games
The Pricing of a Round of Golf
Total Earnings in 2009 PGA Season by 2008 Nationwide Graduates
Does the Long Putter Influence Earnings on the PGA Tour?
 NASCAR Driver Earnings Estimates
 Modeling the Determinants of an NFL Quarterback’s Salary
Exploring the “Blind Side Effect” in Determining Salary of Offensive Lineman
Factors Affecting NFL Season Attendance
Measuring Competitive Balance in the National Football League
Modeling the Superstar Effect on Game Attendance in the National Basketball Association
An Examination of the Salary Determinants for a Division I College Basketball Coach
 Transfer Fee Determination in the English Premier League
Winning the World Cup: What Determinants make a Team World Cup Champions?
Determinants of Single Season Earnings in the ATP and WTA

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