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COMPETITIVE BALANCE IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ERA: How One Financially Unregulated Decade Has Altered the Competitive Behavior of English Premier League Soccer Clubs

by Worthington, Andrew

Abstract

The paper presented offers insight into a decade of English Premier League soccer. Controlling for exogenous format and rule changes, the hypothesis states that on-field, match variables have decreased in significance relative to off-field, financial variables in relation to the competitive behavior of clubs. The timeline of the paper spans ten seasons from 2003 to 2013. Using fixed effects, OLS models, the paper discovers the changes in behavior of the on and off-field variables relative to total points. The model is applied to the context of the league itself and attempts to explain the change in competitive behavior and competitive advantage in the English Premier League. KEYWORDS: Competitive Balance, Soccer, Champions League, English Premier League, OLS, Fixed Effects Model

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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:11108
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
50 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Laux, Judy
Department/Program
Department of Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2015-05