The rookie draft and competitive balance: The case of professional football

Kevin B. Grier, Robert D. Tollison

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Abstract

This paper presents some empirical evidence on the issue of whether the rookie draft in professional football promotes competitive balance in the winning records of National Football League teams. The results suggest that the rookie draft is a balancing institution, and that the ability to use the draft to improve winning performance varies across teams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-298
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1994

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