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3rd Reading Football Economics Conference AND 7th Sport Economics Sport Management Conference

On May 7-8 2024 the Department of Economics at the University of Reading will host the 3rd Reading Football Economics Conference (RFEC) and the 7th Sport Economics Sport Management (SESM) International Conference in conjunction with the International Association of Sports Economists (https://www.iase-sport.org) concurrently. This event is generously sponsored by the Sports Economics Review, published by Elsevier, and the keynote speakers for the event will be Prof Colin Camerer, of the California Institute of Technology, and Prof Paul Downward of Loughborough University.

These two concurrent events taking place at the University of Reading will allow scholars in a range of fields to present their in-progress research to a wide audience of participants. The RFEC conference, in its third year, brings together researchers who have used the setting of football (however defined) for their work in the broadly defined area of economics. The SESM conference attracts researchers considering all sports, across the fields of economics and management, to present their work.

The schedule is now finalised for the conference in Reading. Please find it here.

Please register for the conference here by April 30. There is a small fee of £25.95 for the conference dinner at Bill’s Restaurant in central Reading.

Hotels in Reading are generally reasonably priced and within easy reach of campus either by walking (about two miles, 30 minutes), or via the 21 bus (which runs regularly from close to the railway station). Particular hotels:

In addition to the 3RFEC/7SESM there will be:

May 10-11: 18th Gijon Conference on Sport Economics, Gijon, Spain.

  • Submission deadline: April 1. Please send an abstract of about 200 words to: placido@uniovi.es and foedplacido@gmail.com
  • This year the topic of the Conference is Sports Governance Bodies. New Competitions (In Season NBA, for instance). New Sports. Fight-Fight for the calendar: FIFA, UEFA, Clubs, IOC. Role of new investors: Arabs in soccer and golf (Ronaldo and Rahm, for example). Injuries due to tight schedules, European Super League judgment and so on.

May 13-14: 8th Football and Finance Conference, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany.

  • The conference is dedicated to topics related to the economics of football, with a full two-day schedule.
  • There is a pre-conference “come together” at 7pm on May 12 for those able to make it at Currybar at Citypalais close to hotels and train station.
  • Please register by sending an email to sekretariat.prinz@uni-due.de by the end of April. The conference fee is €50 and includes snacks and coffee breaks. Dinners and come-together are not included.
  • Conference schedule can be found here.
  • Hotel options:
    • Mercure, around 90€; 5min walk to train station. Walking distance to Conference venue is 25min. or take bus 933 from train station to venue (see above).
    • Intercity, around 90€; very close to train station and city. Walking distance to Conference venue is 23min. or take bus 933 from train station to venue (see above).

Travel between the events:

  • Direct flight from London Gatwick Airport (direct train link from Reading) to Asturias (coach link to Gijon), May 9 9:20am, between the Reading (7-8) and Gijon (10-11) conferences. Flight VY 6626, operated by Vueling.
  • Direct flight Asturias to Dusseldorf Weeze (convenient for Duisburg), May 12 8:55am. Flight FR469, operated by Ryanair.
  • Lufthansa flies from Asturias to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt, and Iberia via Madrid. The Vueling option via Barcelona is overnight.
  • Details correct as of January 10 2024.


May 7
May 8


James Reade
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University of Reading