Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy; PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact; PART III: Professional Team Sports; PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues; PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts; PART VI: Individual Sports; and PART VII: Future Research.

The Economics of Doping in Sports: A Special Case of Corruption

The Economics of Doping in Sports: A Special Case of Corruption

The economics of doping in sports: a special case of corruption
Eugen Dimant Christian Deutscher


Corruption occurs in various forms and in every area of sports, as the case of the FIFA scandal has taught us. Embezzlement, match fixing or any kind of manipulation of the final outcome are corresponding examples, and, as we will also argue, doping (see Maennig, 2008; Masters, 2015). Indeed, professional sports attract not only individuals’ interest, but also significant money, and thus corruption in sports can create societal and economic burdens.

An athlete's incentives to win are shaped not only by the (expected) inflow of prize money, but also by the increasing prestige and self-fulfillment. ...

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