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Exit Discrimination in the NFL: A Duration Analysis of Career Length

Johnny Ducking, Peter Groothuis and James Richard Hill

No 13-10, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University

Abstract: Using a panel study of annual NFL data (2000–2008) we test for exit discrimination on career length in the NFL. We focus on six positional groups: defensive backs, defensive linemen, linebackers, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers. We test for exit discrimination using both parametric and semi-parametric hazard models. In our analysis, in addition to race, we include performance variables to determine their importance in determining career length. Our analysis posits the question: Do team owners in the pursuit of championships keep talented players regardless of their race? Key Words:

Date: 2013
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