Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Bradley S. Wimmer
Number of Pages
The effect of consumer racial discrimination in the market for baseball cards has previously been examined (Nardinelli and Simon, 1990; Andersen and La Croix, 1991; Gabriel, et al., 1995; Gabriel, et al., 1999; McGarrity, et al., 1999; and Fort and Gill, 2000). Significant differences in the model specification and data are found throughout the literature, resulting in very mixed findings. The following study attempts to improve on these specifications by replicating the existing work and adding important missing variables. I find specification matters and consumer discrimination exists in this market. In addition, auction data are used to explore an alternative market price for studying discrimination.
Alternative; Approach; Baseball; Cards; Consumer; Discrimination; Market; Measuring
Economics; Ethnology--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Rabinowitz, Adam Neil, "An alternative approach to measuring consumer discrimination in the market for baseball cards" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1388.
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