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.
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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