The Wage Premium of Two-footed Footballers

Publication date: 1 Jul 2010 | Publication type: Press and broadcast | Theme: Macroeconomics | NIESR Author(s): Bryson, A | External Author(s): Frick, B. and Simmons, R. | Journal: Centrepiece

The study of football Ð the clubs, the players, the managers, the referees<br />

Ð is telling us more and more about the operation of labour markets and<br />

incentives. Here, Alex Bryson and colleagues show that two-footedness<br />

Ð the rare ability to use both feet equally well to pass, tackle and shoot Ð<br />

commands a large wage premium.

Keyword tags: 
two-footed, football, wages

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