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ECO 296J Topic: Sports and Entertainment Economics

Prerequisite: ECO 105 and ECO 106 or permission of the instructor.

Course Description: This course covers economic analyses, management issue, and decision making in the sports and entertainment industries. Topics include: production and distribution in the film industry; industry structure and costs in the music business; cable television services; operation and valuation of amusement parks; employment in professional sports; sports franchises as profit-making firms; and the public finance of sports stadiums. The course is geared towards students who have some interest in future consulting or employment in sports or entertainment industries.


3 credits


ECO 105 Min Grade D and ECO 106 Min Grade D