Jun 7, 2021
In April this year some of the best European football clubs
announced their plans to create a "Super League". Plans which were
crushed unanimously by both players and fans alike only a couple of
days later. In this episode we talk to Jan Eeckhout, Professor of
Economics, about the Super League from an Economics perspective. We
discuss which economic considerations may have influenced the idea
to create a Super League, how the League could have impacted market
power, and how these effects translate more generally to labour
markets with dominant players like Amazon.
Jan Eeckhout is Professor of Economics at UPF Barcelona with a research focus on labour markets and author of the book "The Profit Paradox. How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work" (theprofitparadox.com).