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Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre Services & Operations Management

PhD Workshop "Topics of the Economic Modelling of Professional Team Sports"

Prof. Dr. Dietl and Prof. Paul Madden (University of Manchaster/UK)

week I: 11am-1pm and 3-4pm on;
Monday Oct. 5th / KOL-N-1
Tuesday Oct. 6th / KOL-N-1
Wednesday Oct. 7th / KO2-F-152
Thursday Oct. 8th / KO2-F-152
Friday Oct. 9th / KOL-N-1

week II: 11am-1pm and 3-4pm on;
Monday Oct. 12th / KO2-F-152
Tuesday Oct. 13th / KOL-G-212
Wednesday Oct. 14th / KOL-E-13
Thursday Oct. 15th / KOL-N-1

Content of Workshop:
The course focuses on theoretical economic models of professional sports leagues where owners of clubs in the league make decisions on a number of variables, typically aware that their decisions may impact on other clubs in the league; thus there is strategic interaction between clubs and game-theoretic ideas are often the base for the models.
Specific league models are distinguished by their North American or European orientation (the former facing little competition for playing talent from other leagues, the latter the opposite), by the objectives of their club owners (profit maximizers, win maximizers, fan welfare maximizers, utility maximizers, benefactors) and perhaps by their policy focus (revenue sharing, salary caps most commonly). The course will cover a variety of such models.

The number of participants is limited. Please register up to August 3, 2015 here:

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Contact & Location

University of Zurich
Department of Business Administration
Chair of Services & Operations Management 
Plattenstrasse 14
CH-8032 Zurich
Phone:   +41 (0)44 634 53 11 
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