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An Economic Roadmap to the Dark Side of Sport

Volume III: Economic Crime in Sport


Part of the Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics book series (PAPISE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 19-54
  3. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 55-90
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 119-123

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot forms the final part of Andreff's trilogy reviewing the economic aspects of criminal behaviour in sports. In this volume, Andreff focuses on the most economically significant manipulations jeopardising the future of current, modern, sport: rigged online sport betting and doping. The former is framed as a new business undertaken by global criminal networks linked to economic globalisation, whilst the latter discusses empirical evidence, definitions, regulations and various regional and sporting case studies. Andreff summarises by using game theory to propose a new incentive scheme that could act as a solution for addressing such criminal activity in future. 

Volumes I and II (available separately) address Sport Manipulations and Corruption in Sport respectively.

This book will be of interest to students, researchers and journalists in sports science, sports management and sports economics.


Economic crime in sport Human rights in sport Ethics in sport Globalisation of sport Online sport betting Doping in sport Sport integrity and credibility Match fixing Game theory in sports Fraudulent online sports betting and money laundering Sport governing bodies Surveillance and monitoring of online betting ‘Sportbet-Tobin’ tax Performance-enhancing drugs

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

About the authors

Wladimir Andreff is Emeritus Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. He is also President of the Scientific Council at the Observatory of the Sports Economy, French Ministry for Sports, as well as Honorary President and former President (2002-05) of the International Association of Sport Economists, Honorary President of the European Sports Economics Association, former President of the French Economic Association (2007-08) and Honorary Member and former President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (1997-98). His research and teaching interests include sports economics, economics of (post-communist) transition and international economics, and he is author of 12 books, over 450 scientific articles, of which over 150 are in sports economics, and editor of 17 books published or translated in 18 languages. He is the 2019 winner of the Chelladurai Award from the European Association of Sport Management.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Economic Roadmap to the Dark Side of Sport
  • Book Subtitle Volume III: Economic Crime in Sport
  • Authors Wladimir Andreff
  • Series Title Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-28614-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-28617-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-28615-6
  • Series ISSN 2662-6438
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-6446
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 123
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Economics
    Sport Science
    Sociology of Sport and Leisure
    Organized Crime
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