Economia do Futebol – novamente

Outro artigo novo sobre o tema. Eis o resumo:

Playoffs or Just League: A Debate in Brazilian Football
Thadeu Gasparetto and Angel Barajas
Abstract:
After several consecutive seasons in the league, the Campeonato Brasileiro may return to the playoffs format. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and some Brazilian clubs commented that this format will provide higher competitive balance and increase the interest of Brazilian football fans. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to assess the competitiveness and the interest of Brazilian fans in the last twenty-four seasons: Playoffs (1991-2002) and League (2003-2014). The competitiveness is evaluated by Herfindahl Index of Competitive Balance (HICB) and C4 Index of Competitive Balance and the interest measured by the average attendance to the stadiums. The results show that Brazilian League has become more balanced since 2003 season and football fans are more interested in the tournament with league format. The main conclusion is that the change to the playoffs would not improve the competitiveness and the interest of fans. Moreover some problems of the Brazilian football market are commented and some solutions proposed to improve it.
É, também estou curioso para ler o artigo.

Quanto mais times no campeonato…melhor?

Eis aí um artigo que nos dá novas hipóteses testáveis.

Sports League Expansion and Consumer Welfare
LAWRENCE M. KAHN
Cornell University and Princeton University
This article studies sports league expansion and consumer welfare. The author assumes that as a sports league expands, the average quality of playing talent falls, and each fan sees superstars fewer times per season. Expansion thus imposes a negative externality on existing fans. If all revenues come from local sources, such as gate receipts and local media, then the optimal league size (which maximizes total fan utility net of team opportunity costs) is the same as the monopoly league size that maximizes total league profits, but the competitive (free entry) league size is too large. If all revenues are national, split evenly, and where a broadcast network charges a uniform national price to viewers, the optimal league size is between the larger competitive size and the smaller monopoly league size. The more elastic the supply of talent is, the closer the competitive size is to the optimum.

Deu lá no Journal of Sports Economics, v.8, n.2, Apr/2007.

Economia do futebol

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Bacana, não? Já o havia citado aqui, neste blog, em sua dissertação de mestrado (refiro-me ao Fábio). Como se percebe, o estudo econômico dos esportes só progride no Brasil…