Compensating Wage Differentials and Wage Discrimination in Major League Baseball

Wen-Jhan Jane, Yu-Shan Kuo, Jye-Shyan Wang, Pei-Hsin Fang


Using Major League Baseball (MLB) players who had the ability to bargain for new contracts between the years 2009 and 2013 as a sample, empirical results indicated that contract length had a significant positive influence on salary. The salaries of players who had extended their current contracts met the assumptions of the theory of compensating wage differentials, while those of free agents showed no compensating wage differential effects. Finally, the results suggest discrimination against Latino players.

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print)ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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