New York Economic Review


The Effect of Major League Baseball Rehab Assignments on Attendance in the International Baseball League

Andrew Turner

vol. 44, Fall 2013, p. 77-94


Prior to his return from the disabled list, a Major League Baseball (MLB) player may be given a "rehab assignment" to a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) club. One can intuitively expect that successful MLB players should positively affect attendance at the MiLB clubs that they are assigned to. This study develops a regression model to determine the effect of MLB rehab assignments on attendance in the International Baseball League. The regression model also introduces a new technique to measure the impact of rivalry.


suggested citation:

Andrew Turner. "The Effect of Major League Baseball Rehab Assignments on Attendance in the International Baseball League." New York Economic Review. vol. 44, Fall 2013, p. 77-94

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