Title

Information Discovery in Professional Sports: How institutions of the NFL and MLB shape incentives to scout potential players

Abstract

The different institutions of the National Football League and Major League Baseball produced different incentives for gathering private information about players. This paper examines how differing institutions like revenue sharing agreements, labor market structure, and rules regarding player signings affect the incentive to invest in the discovery of private information about players. This paper demonstrates that MLB teams have greater incentive to collect private information about potential players.

Date of Completion

Fall 2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Format

PDF

URI

http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/economics_theses/34

Language

English

Department

Economics