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1st Reading Football Economics Workshop 2019


The 1st Reading Football Economics Workshop will take place on 19-21 September 2019 in Reading, and is hosted by the Centre for Institutions and Economic History at the University of Reading. There will be two keynote talks, a number of contributed sessions and informal social events.

The workshop will feature research on the widest possible area of football economics or management, be it applications to football, or the use of football to inform economics and other topics.

Registration deadline: 5 August (by e-mail, to j.j.reade@reading.ac.uk)

Programme: Final version

Keynote Speakers: Christian Deutscher (Bielefeld University), David Forrest (University of Liverpool)

Location: London Road Campus, University of Reading, Reading, RG1 5AQ, UK  [Campus map and travel advice]

Funding: Unfortunately, there is no funding available for this conference.

Accommodation: The London Road Campus is just outside Reading City Centre, so there are lots of options within walking distance. We recommend Premier Inn Reading Central, as it is convenient to the venue, train station and City Centre.

Timing: The conference will begin and end at approximately lunchtime on the 19th and 21st, to facilitate travel etc.

Social Events: On the Thursday and Friday evenings, all participants are invited to The Dairy to watch have dinner and watch live football.

The organisers would like to invite you to attend the local English Football Championship game taking place on Saturday afternoon: Reading v Blackburn @ Madejski Stadium. This is not formally part of the workshop. Please contact James or Carl if you are interested in this as soon as possible.

Local organisers: James Reade & Carl Singleton

Programme Committee: James ReadeCarl Singleton, Adrian BellAlasdair BrownThomas Peeters & Mark Casson

We thank the Centre for Institutions and Economic History for supporting this event.

Football image credit: History of Soccer


19th September 2019 @ 12:00 pm
21st September 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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James Reade
Carl Singleton


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