Date of Award
Moore School of Business
Director of Thesis
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.
Merten, Brendan, "The Impact of Transfer Spending in Expediting Improvement of On-Field Performance of English Premier League Clubs" (2022). Senior Theses. 516.