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On the endogeneity of the pay-performance relationship in professional soccer

Torgler, Benno & Schmidt, Sascha (2010) On the endogeneity of the pay-performance relationship in professional soccer. Empirical Economic Letters, 9(6), pp. 539-544.

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Abstract

In this reply we show that the Nüesch (2009) comment paper to our initial contribution (Torgler and Schmidt 2007) has several shortcomings. He suggests that professional soccer wages seem to buy talent rather than motivation. We therefore provide a larger set of talent proxies and estimations to check whether this assertion is correct. Our results indicate that his conclusion is problematic. We still observe a strong motivational effect, and in some cases the effect is even larger than the talent effect. A further key problem in Nüesch’s contribution is the fact that he neglects to consider the relevance of the relative salary situation.

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ID Code: 38119
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Document unavailable pending publisher permission
Keywords: Endogeneity, Professional Soccer, Motivational Effect , Talent Effect
ISSN: 1681-8997
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Labour Economics (140211)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Applied Economics not elsewhere classified (140299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Empirical Economic Letters
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2010 11:16
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:22

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