Date of Award

Spring 2022

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Moore School of Business

Director of Thesis

Ozgur Ince

First Reader

Ozgur Ince

Third Reader

Richard Southall

Abstract

This thesis analyzes transfer spending and performance data from English Premier League football clubs participating in the 1992-2021 seasons of the English Premier League using regression analysis and Granger causality analysis. The analysis attempts to extend existing research that indicates a significant causal relationship between transfer spending and performance. I then speak to the sustainability of transfer spending necessary to improve performance over a specified length of time. Further discussion considers implications of Financial Fair Play regulations and explores relevant case studies of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Chelsea, Leicester City, and Newcastle United.

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1

Last Page

39

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