Ducking, Johnny and Bollinger, Christopher R., The Effects of Minimum Salaries on Career Length: Evidence from the National Football League (NFL) (July 14, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466056:
We use National Football League (NFL) data to analyze the impact of minimum salaries on an employee’s career length. The NFL has a salary structure in which the minimum salary a player can receive increases with the player’s years of experience. Salary schedules similar to the NFL’s exist in public education, federal government agencies, the Episcopalian church, and unionized industries. NFL data allows us to control for a player’s productivity. We find statistically significant evidence that minimum salaries shorten career length when they require teams to increase a player’s base salary or total compensation from year t to year t plus 1.
It's an interesting paper, but it mostly left me wondering: How could I find a corporate law research topic that would justify me spending work time on football?