Breaking the Ice

The Economics of Hockey

  • Bernd Frick

Part of the Sports Economics, Management and Policy book series (SEMP, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Labor Relations and Player Behavior

  3. Salary Determination and Player Careers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Tingting Zhang
      Pages 57-91
  4. Diversity and Discrimination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Kevin Mongeon, Neil Longley
      Pages 131-147
  5. Ticket Demand and Ticket Pricing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Rodney J. Paul, Andrew P. Weinbach
      Pages 177-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


This book provides a survey of the academic research and knowledge on the economics and management of professional hockey. While professional football, baseball, and basketball have been the focus of sports economists for decades, professional hockey has been left out of most economic analyses of the sports industry. This book fills that gap by presenting a selection of research focusing specifically on hockey, such as labor relations and player behavior in the NHL, salary determination and player careers, ticket demand and ticket pricing, and emerging topics such as diversity and discrimination. Expanding the available literature dramatically, this book will be an important tool for researchers as well as sports managers, and students at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.


hockey NHL competitive balance dynamic pricing violence diversity salary discrimination

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Frick
    • 1
  1. 1.Management DepartmentUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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