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Why are footballers paid so much?

Geoff Riley

15th February 2018

Hats off to the Bank of England for producing this excellent article on pay for professional footballers. A super resource to use when teaching pay differentials in the labour market.

The Knowledge Bank at the Bank of England is proving to be a useful source of good background articles for students and teachers.

Why are footballers paid so much?

Here is the data for 2016 of the highest paid occupations in the UK measured by median full time gross weekly pay of the highest paid occupations in the United Kingdom (UK) as of April 2016.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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