ERIC Number: EJ1175073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A College Athletics Recruiting Game to Teach the Economics of Rent-Seeking
Roush, Justin R.; Johnson, Bruce K.
Journal of Economic Education, v49 n2 p200-208 2018
The authors of this article describe an adaptation of the rent-seeking game by Goeree and Holt (1999) to the recruiting of athletes by NCAA Division I football and basketball teams. Students engage in an effort-based lottery, i.e., recruiting to sign a blue-chip prospect. The winner gets the prize--the player's marginal revenue product in excess of his grant in aid. Students recruit in three scenarios: by recruiting legally, by recruiting legally or with illegal bribes, and by offering wages to athletes in an auction. The authors demonstrate the game's use in a principles course, but it is easily adaptable to other courses. To aid instructors unfamiliar with sports and NCAA recruiting, they include a comprehensive lesson plan with suggested readings and multimedia.
Descriptors: College Athletics, College Students, Student Recruitment, Athletes, Educational Games, Microeconomics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Team Sports, Competition, Lesson Plans, Simulation
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Education Level: Higher Education
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