Globalización Y Desigualdad: El Caso Del Fútbol Internacional (Globalization and Inequality: The Case of International Soccer)

24 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2019

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Alejandro Gaviria Uribe

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Nicolas Valbuena

Center for Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America (CODS)

Alejandro Gregory

Center for Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America (CODS)

Date Written: October 1, 2019

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Este artículo hace dos cosas. Primero, usa una base de datos original, basada en los albúmenes de Panini de los mundiales de fútbol, para estudiar la creciente globalización en el mercado de jugadores. Segundo, muestra, con base en una serie de indicadores sencillos, que la globalización coincidió con una doble desigualdad, la desigualdad entre ligas (cuatro ligas europeas amplían su dominio) y la desigualdad al interior de las principales ligas europeas. Los resultados sugieren la existencia de fenómenos similares en otras industrias (la industria del entretenimiento, la industria de software e información, la industria farmacéutica, etc.) en las cuales los mercados laborales tienen un alcance global.

English Abstract: This article does two things. First, it uses a peculiar dataset, based on the Panini World Cup sticker albums, to carefully study globalization in the market of soccer players. Second, it shows, using a series of simple indicators, that globalization coincided with two types of inequality, inequality between soccer leagues (the main European leagues have increased their dominance) and inequality within some European leagues. These results suggest that similar phenomena may have occurred in other industries (entertainment, software, big pharma, etc.) where labor markets have a global dimension.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: globalización, fútbol, economía de los deportes, superestrellas

JEL Classification: F63, Z22

Suggested Citation

Gaviria Uribe, Alejandro and Valbuena, Nicolas and Gregory, Alejandro, Globalización Y Desigualdad: El Caso Del Fútbol Internacional (Globalization and Inequality: The Case of International Soccer) (October 1, 2019). Documento CEDE No. 2019-38, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3463453 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3463453

Alejandro Gaviria Uribe (Contact Author)

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics ( email )

Carrera 1a No. 18A-10
Santafe de Bogota, AA4976
Colombia

Nicolas Valbuena

Center for Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America (CODS) ( email )

Colombia

Alejandro Gregory

Center for Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America (CODS) ( email )

Colombia

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