Publications by authors named "Florian Follert"

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Specialization in sports: A theoretical approach.

PLoS One 2021 5;16(5):e0250722. Epub 2021 May 5.

Institute of Sports Science, FSU Jena, Jena, Germany.

Nations have been competing in sporting competitions for centuries. Therefore, explaining the success of different countries has a long history in sports science. At first, researchers tried to explain success patterns with the help of divergent geographical factors. Later, literature included other determinants on the macro-level which provide evidence that especially the GDP as a proxy for the prosperity of a country has a significant impact on success in sports. Within this broader field of research, also specialization patterns in sports developed into an important topic of research. In line with the literature on factors which lead to (national) success, so far, the discussion mostly concentrates on determinants on a macro-level. We identify the problem that different specialization patterns can be observed in countries that have similar factors on the macro-level, as well. There seems to be a research gap concerning the influencing factors on a meso-level. As a result, the aim of this paper is to show which determinants on the meso-level can affect sports specialization patterns. We provide a model based on the findings of lobbying theory that explains not only different specialization patterns between, e.g., Europe and Africa, but also different specialization patterns within a continent and dissimilar patterns of countries with a similar macro-level can be understood. Overall, our paper contributes to the discussion on specialization in elite sports from an economic perspective, so that future research can build on our work, in particular concerning empirical tests of our approach.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8099063PMC
May 2021

A Rational Choice Approach to the Use of Homeopathic Remedies.

J Altern Complement Med 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Sports Economics and Health Economics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2020.0509DOI Listing
March 2021

EU's Ordering of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses: Political Decision-Making under Uncertainty.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 02 23;18(4). Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung und Wirtschaftsberatung, 96135 Stegaurach, Germany.

Worldwide, politicians, scientists, and entrepreneurs are operating under high uncertainty and incomplete information regarding the adequacy of measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems indisputable that only widespread and global immunity can bring normalization to social life. In this respect, the development of a vaccine was a milestone in pandemic control. However, within the EU, especially in Germany, the vaccination plan is increasingly faltering, and criticism is growing louder. This paper considers the EU's political decision in general and the decisions of the German government to procure vaccine doses against the background of modern economics as a decision under uncertainty and critically analyzes the process.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042169DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7926704PMC
February 2021