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Peculiarities of the Major League Baseball Posting System

By Duane Rockerbie

Abstract

The posting system used in major league baseball to obtain free agent players from Japan has some similarities and many differences from the transfer system used to obtain foreign free agents in European football. This paper uses auction theory to assess the efficiencies (or lack of) in the posting system and to suggest alternatives.

Topics: L83 - Sports; Gambling; Recreation; Tourism, J44 - Professional Labor Markets; Occupational Licensing
Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.2139/ssrn.946399
OAI identifier: oai:mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de:891

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