Economics of Sports

Professional Development



  • 11/09/2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Science, Industry & Business Library (SIBL), 188 Madison Ave., Manhattan
  • Presenter: Mike Raymer, Chief Program Officer, Georgia Council for Economic Education


  • National Center Workshops

GRADES: 6-8, 9-12

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This workshop will focus on the ever-changing relationship between economics and the world of sports and will provide you with lessons for teaching economics concepts through the lens of sports. Collegiate and professional sports provide excellent examples of many economic concepts such as monopoly and monopsony market structure, labor market issues including free agency and salary caps, and public policy concerns involving the impact of sports on the economy. Workshop topics include private/public funding of stadiums, the role of entrepreneurship in the sports apparel industry, the draw that professional sports teams have for athletes living in command economies, and the high bankruptcy rates of many former professional athletes.


  • 6 Continuing Education Units
  • Sports economics lessons from EconEdLink
  • Lunch provided

Who Should Attend? Middle and High school social studies teachers

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