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Wage discrimination of the European players in the NHL

Author: Bc. Jakub Pavlovský
Year: 2022 - summer
Leaders: RNDr. Michal Červinka Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 60
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Abstract: This thesis analyses the wage discrimination against the European players in
the National Hockey League (NHL). There were some results in the past literature acknowledging the existence of discrimination in the NHL. The main goal
of this thesis is to examine the discrimination in the NHL using new data from
season 2020-2021. Another goal is to extend past literature by including the
models for goalkeepers because they were omitted in most of the literature, and
by using modern advanced statistics to better analyse the players’ skills. The
method used to analyse the relationship between dependent and independent
variables is linear regression. OLS is used to estimate the coefficients of the
created models. The estimation of the created models arrives at an unexpected
conclusion. There is no discrimination against European or Russian skaters in
the NHL. But there is positive discrimination against Russian goalkeepers in
the league.


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