Entry into Exit: Insolvency in English Professional Football
26 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2017
Date Written: September 2017
This study uses a unique database of financial accounts for English football clubs between 1974 and 2010 to examine the process by which firms fail, which in this context means entering insolvency proceedings. From the data it is possible to estimate shocks to demand and productivity and to show that failing firms typically experience a series of negative shocks. This is consistent with the standard IO theory models of exit.
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