Robert Macdonald

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Indian Premier League Cricket - Player Auction

Cricket is a game of many forms. At the international level, there is Test Cricket (5 days, theoretically 450 overs

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Special Issues of Note

Two recent publications may be of interest to readers of The Sports Economist. 1. The journal Economic Analysis and Policy

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Sports Law & Economics

Much of the scholarly work of sports economists would be reasonably categorised as "law & economics" type work. So recently,

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New Journal: International Journal of Sport Policy

A colleague of mine on the editorial board of this new journal has alerted me to the impending debut of

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Will cricket outpay soccer?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is creating some interesting financial headlines. Today at foxsports.com.au and in the Melbourne Herald Sun

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NFL collective bargaining

Could the NFL be a salary cap-free league in 2010? The NFL team owners or the NFL Players' Association can

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New Poster from Australia

Hello everyone, Rob Macdonald here. Skip has invited me to contribute some posts with an Australian flavour. I look forward

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Show me the Money

Show me the money #1 The salary data for the New York Yankees (see below) makes for an interesting contrast

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Drugs in Sport Debate and Union Organisation

Drugs. As always they are a hot topic. But in Australia this year, the central focus of the debate has

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Free Agency for the Australian Football League?

The Australian Football League has arguably the most restrictive labour market regulations of any pro sport; a player draft, a

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Do red shirts lead to more wins?

OK, so maybe this post belongs over at Improbable Research because it amused and bemused me in equal measures, but

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Copyright decision threatens value of Australian internet media rights

Yesterday (1 Feb 2012), Federal Court of Australia Justice Rares ruled in favour of Optus (SingTel), Australia's second-largest telecommunications company,

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