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The 1st Reading Football Economics Workshop will take place on 19-21 September 2019 in Reading, and is hosted by the Centre for Institutions and Economic History at the University of Reading. There will be keynote talks by Profs David Forrest (University of Liverpool) and Christian Deutscher (Universität Bielefeld), a number of contributed sessions and informal social events.

We invite submissions from scholars on research related to the area of football economics or management, be it applications to football, or the use of football to inform economics and other topics. Full paper submissions are preferred, but extended abstracts will also be considered.

Emmanuel Saez, Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, 06 January 2011

This month some of Europe’s most skilled footballers will switch clubs in deals worth millions of euros. This column analyses the movement of Europe’s footballers between the top 14 leagues and finds that a major influence on player decisions to move is the difference in the tax regime – with policy implications going well beyond the football pitch.

Jan van Ours, Martin van Tuijl, 15 June 2010

The 19th football World Cup is underway in South Africa. This column studies the achievements of the national teams of Belgium, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands since 1960. It finds that while home advantage, skill, and luck play their part, in the dying moments of a game national identity can step forward as well.

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