Title
The organization of European football and the competitive balance within and between nationsThe organization of European football and the competitive balance within and between nations
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerp :UA, [*]
Source (series)
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2005:1
Volume/pages
22 p.
1
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this paper, we try to show that, apart from the negative impact of the Champions League, the growing gap between the Big 5 football countries in Europe and the smaller countries is caused by the deregulation of the European player labour market without deregulating the European football product market. Both the growing competitive balance between and within the national leagues can be restored by opening the European football market. A simple 2 country / 4 club model with quadratic revenue functions is specified to prove this argument.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/09ac60/bff9eda4.pdf
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