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Type: Journal article
Title: Government subsidies for professional team sports in Australia
Author: Wilson, J.
Pomfret, R.
Citation: The Australian Economic Review, 2009; 42(3):264-275
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers Ltd
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0004-9018
1467-8462
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John K. Wilson and Richard Pomfret
Abstract: Professional team sports represent an important aspect of Australian life. Interest is great, and a significant portion of household expenditure is directed toward sports-related goods and services. Based on international comparisons and on the size of attendance and television revenues, the sector should be highly profitable. Yet, significant amounts of public funding and regulatory exemptions are afforded to team sports in Australia. This article analyses the magnitude and reasons for government spending that subsidises professional team sports
Description: ©2009 The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
RMID: 0020092405
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8462.2009.00536.x
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