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|Walter C. Neale 50 Years After: Beyond Competitive Balance, the League Standing Effect Tested With French Football Data
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|Andreff W & Scelles N (2015) Walter C. Neale 50 Years After: Beyond Competitive Balance, the League Standing Effect Tested With French Football Data. Journal of Sports Economics, 16 (8), pp. 819-834. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002514556621
|In 1964, Neale suggested, in addition to competitive balance, a league standing effect that was never tested per se with empirical data. A model that explains fan attendance in the French football Ligue 1 over 2008-2011 is presented. It takes on-board point difference with the closest competitor chasing a different sporting stake, and positive and negative changes regarding the different sporting stakes. Econometric testing exhibits a negative impact of point difference (i.e., a positive impact of the possibilities of changes), a positive impact of positive changes, and no significant impact of negative changes.
|Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Sports Economics, 16.8, 2015 by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://jse.sagepub.com/content/16/8/819
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