An Economic Analysis of Sports Agents for the NBA

John Leonard, Joseph Prinzinger


An agent is basically a broker or middleman who aids the player in his search to sell his or her services for the greatest amount of money.
Some sports writers have asserted that there is a significant difference between salaries negotiated depending on whether the representative of the
athlete is a lawyer or a dedicated sports agent. If this is true, then the number of clients represented would tend to be towards the one which
negotiated the highest salaries, ceteris paribus.
We have compiled data off of the internet and used it to run regressions to answer this question. Our results indicate that there is no
statistically significant difference.

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