Determinants of Basketball Salaries

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Determinants of Basketball players salaries

For my research question i have chosen to find out what the determinants are when it comes to the salary of basketball players. I find this topic interesting because I have always been a huge fan of basketball. When I was younger i used to also wonder why only certain players had their jersey's sold in stores. Another interesting fact about this topic is that, recently there had been a NBA lockout. This drawn out situation had fans wondering how long basketball would be on pause for. When it comes to the salary of basketball players, variables that I would like explore that i feel that salary is dependent on are Age, Experience, nationality, position and average points during a game and the salary cap. Another interesting factor to take into Similar literature i have found are topics related to each one of my variables on the uoguelph lib database. A journal i have found on the uoguelph database published under the name The Windsor Star talks about the salary cap and the effects it has on the salary of the NBA players. This journal also takes into account the best-selling retro jerseys in the NBA. Popularity can be an attribute to the salary of the players as well. I have also found a thesis paper done by The Faculty of the Department of Economics and Business at the Colorado College written by Nathaniel Brodman. In this paper, it takes into account the several variables that might be over looked. The basic rule of economics of supply and demand can play a big role in their salaries. Players that have the height to play positions such as forwards can be an asset to have on the team. To incoperate the elements of height and average points, I have found data on google scholar that have numerical calculations for each player. It would be difficult to incorporate every player in the NBA so I have chosen to pick a few…...

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