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dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Thomas M.
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Rashad J.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Economics.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-11T21:54:27Z
dc.date.available2007-01-11T21:54:27Z
dc.date.copyright2006-08-03
dc.date.issued2007-01-11T21:54:27Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/4853
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 35-36).en
dc.description.abstractAs guaranteed National Basketball Association (NBA) contract salary amounts continuously increase there is a strong possibility of shirking due to difficulty in modeling contracts based upon future performance. Based on a 5-year panel of 121 NBA players this paper uses two stage least squares regression to test the possibility of player shirking by comparing performance in the final year of their contract versus other years. The analysis does not find evidence of shirking, although it does find evidence that player performance is significantly affected by individual characteristics, such as age, experience, and salary. The general conclusion of the study is that competitiveness in the market for NBA players is the primary determinant of player performance rather than attempts by players to consciously affect contract outcomes by selectively altering their performance.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Rashad J. Francis.en
dc.format.extentiv, 36 p.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectWages -- Mathematical models.en
dc.subjectCollective bargaining.en
dc.subjectProfessional sports contracts.en
dc.subjectBehavioral assessment.en
dc.titleA shirking model of NBA players.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentEconomics.en


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