"Racial bias in newspaper ratings of professional football players"

In this paper, published in the European Economic Review, Francesco Principe from the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova and Jan C. van Ours from the Erasmus School of Economics, study whether there is a racial bias in ratings of professional football players in Italian newspapers. They find that there is such a bias. Conditional on objective performance indicators black players receive a lower rating than non-black players. They also find that clubs do not have a racial bias in the wages they pay to players. They speculate that for clubs there is sufficient competition to remove racial wage discrimination.


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