A Competitive Edge? The Impact of State Income Taxes on the Acquisition of Free Agents by Major League Baseball Franchises
Date of Award
Moore School of Business
Director of Thesis
Donald J. Schepker
In this paper, I will attempt to assess the impact of state income tax rates on the acquisition of free agent talent by Major League Baseball franchises. In order to do so, I have conducted regression analyses using four different dependent variables to measure the quality of free agent talent acquired. I hypothesized that the dependent variable, quality of free agent talent acquired, will have a negative relationship with the independent variable, state income tax rates. Therefore, teams residing in states with lower marginal tax rates should be able to acquire more quality free agent talent.
Hajdin, Bradley, "A Competitive Edge? The Impact of State Income Taxes on the Acquisition of Free Agents by Major League Baseball Franchises" (2017). Senior Theses. 161.