Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Baseball--Economic aspects; Major League Baseball (Organization)--Economic aspects; Unemployment;
When a country experiences an economic downturn, as the United States has since late 2007, the negative effects are widespread. Workers are laid off, and households and firms spend less due to decreased income. In most industries, revenues and profits decline during recessions, and professional sports franchises may be no different. In a period of high unemployment, one would expect that consumers first cut back on recreation and entertainment. This study was designed to determine the impact of unemployment on one such entertainment activity, Major League Baseball games.
Date of Award
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
34 p. : col. ill.
© 2010 Bradley Joseph Shatek
Shatex, Bradley Joseph, "Recession, unemployment, and attendance at Major League Baseball games" (2010). Honors Program Theses. 22.