Born in the USA: national origin effects on time allocation in US and Spanish professional basketball

Publication date: 6 May 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | External Author(s): Berri, D J; Deutscher, C; Galletti, A | JEL Classification: Z2; Z22; J7 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 232 Issue May 2015 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London

This paper examines national origin bias in professional basketball in both the North American National Basketball Association (NBA) and Spanish professional league (Liga ACB). Past studies into racial bias find mixed results. In contrast, our study provides consistent evidence that players born in the USA receive preferential treatment in both the USA and Spain in terms of receiving additional time on the court.

Keyword tags: 
national origin discrimination, professional basketball