Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Economics

First Committee Member

Bradley S. Wimmer

Number of Pages

65

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Alternative; Approach; Baseball; Cards; Consumer; Discrimination; Market; Measuring

Controlled Subject

Economics; Ethnology--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

1802.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/lb9r-7rfz


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