Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
2018 Jacob R Skoll
Using data from the 2006 – 2013 English Premier League (EPL) seasons, this paper finds evidence that the Home Grown policy does not provide a differential effect. As a consequence of the ruling, however, EPL clubs have generally acquired more English players. While English players are detrimental to a club’s ability to achieve a top 4 finish in the pre-policy period, this paper finds that English players positively influence top clubs in the post-policy period. More specifically, a successful club in the pre-policy period is 18% more likely to achieve a top 4 finish in the post-policy period by acquiring more English players in response to the Home Grown ruling. Furthermore, these top clubs are able to maintain their pre-policy competitiveness by outspending their counterparts to acquire the most talented Englishmen. As such, this paper also finds that increasing club transfer expenditures favors EPL club success in the post-policy period.
Skoll, Jake, "The Impact of the 2010 Home Grown Rule on EPL Club Success" (2018). CMC Senior Theses. 1930.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.