This paper analyzes the impact of three different types of professional sports franchises on wages in certain economic sectors in 37 cities across the United States. A multitude of other studies have been done around similar areas, however I focus on the Service and Retail sector wages as they are generally low wage jobs. I find a significant positive impact on overall and Services wages by a MLB franchise and a significant positive impact on Services wages by a NBA franchise. However, a NFL franchise is shown to have no significant impact either positive or negative. This study helps to add to the limited amount of studies regarding economic impact of sports franchises.
Pfeuffer, Andrew Henry, "Sports Franchises as Engines of Economic Growth: Slam Dunk or Air Ball?" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7085.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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