Facts about the course

Study points:
7.5
Responsible department:
Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences
Course Leader:
Alexander Krumer
Lecture Semester:
Spring, Autumn
Teaching language:
English
Duration:
½ year

IDR720 Introduction to Sport and Event Economics (Spring 2020)

About the course

  • Supply and demand
  • Market equilibrium
  • Value of money and capitalisation
  • Game theory
  • Incentives in tournaments
  • Empirical analysis
  • Home advantage phenomenon
  • Hosting of mega events
  • Behavioral aspects in sports competitions
  • Gender issues in sports
  • Competitive balance

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Basic knowledge in math, statistics and micro economics.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

Knowledge:

Completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Understand basic theories that are used in Sports Economics
  • Understand the economic issues related to team sports and the hosting of major events.
  • Understand the goals of the designer of a sport tournament.

Skills:

Completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Analyze the factors and mechanisms that influence the allocation of efforts of contestants in tournaments.
  • Execute theoretical analysis and predict different outcomes that may be of interest for the designer of a sport tournament. 
  • Work with data and execute empirical analysis.

General Competence:

Completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Apply different Sports Economics principles in future engagements in sports organisations.

 

 

Forms of teaching and learning

There will be usual lectures as well as sessions where students will learn a statistical software Stata. At the end of the course the students will also present one paper and empirical work based on data from real competitions.

Examination

  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment
  • Proportion: 70%
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: Calculator with empty memory + general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version
  • Form of assessment: Oral school assessment
  • Proportion: 15%
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Grouping: Group
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: -
  • Form of assessment: Oral school assessment
  • Proportion: 15%
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Grouping: Group
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: -

Syllabus

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Aug. 11, 2020 5:20:54 PM