An online series of sport economics seminars, organised by James Reade (@jjreade), Carl Singleton (@csingletonecon) and Adrian Bell, part of the Football Research Group at the University of Reading.

The series began on 27 March 2020.  All Seminars take place on Fridays at 2:30-4pm, UK time, on Microsoft Teams (see programme and past recordings below, also on YouTube).


CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN NOW:

We invite submissions to present on Fridays in the ten weeks between 3 July and 4 September (pdf)

If you would like to present, submit a title and abstract via this form by the end of May 31:
https://forms.gle/SGEsLVyFw3CXVnqy9


Upcoming Seminars

See here for posters: https://twitter.com/jjreade/status/1244635371973029888/photo/1

  • May 29: Johan Rewilak, Aston University, “The designated player policy rule and attendance demand in US Soccer”
  • June 5: Brad Humphries, West Virginia University, “Do Sporting Events Amplify Influenza Transmission? Causal Evidence from US Professional Team Sports”
  • May 29 Johan Rewilak, Aston University, “The designated player policy rule and attendance demand in US Soccer”.
  • June 5 Brad Humphreys, West Virginia University, “Do Sporting Events Amplify Influenza Transmission?  Causal Evidence from US Professional Team Sports”.
  • June 12 David Ong, Jinan University-University of Birmingham Joint Institute, “The College Admissions Contribution to the Labour Market Beauty Premium”
  • June 19 Daniel Torchia, Università degli Studi di Torino: “Critical performativity in an alternative football club – The case of FC United of Manchester”
  • Later: More seminars to be added on a weekly basis from July 3 to September 4 — CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN NOW (see above)!

Joining instructions: Seminar via Microsoft Teams. Contact James Reade at j.j.reade@reading.ac.uk

See here for more information about the Department of Economics: https://research.reading.ac.uk/economics/ and the Football Economics Research Group: https://research.reading.ac.uk/football-research/


Past Seminars (Recordings Below and on Youtube):

March 27: James Reade, University of Reading, “Demand and Decision Making in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of European Football”, work with Carl Singleton.

 

April 3: Alex Krumer, Molde University College, “Nationalistic bias among international experts: Evidence from professional ski jumpers”, work with Felix Otto and Tim Pawlowski.

 

April 17: Stefan Szymanski, University of Michigan, “Covid-19 and football club insolvency”.

 

April 24: Bernd Frick, University of Paderborn, “Competition Format, Prize Money and Self-Selection: Empirical Evidence from Show Jumping”, work with Enja Herdejürgen.

 

May 1: Ruud Koning, University of Groningen, “Wrapping up the Leagues”.

 

May 8: Dennis Coates, University of Maryland, “Salary Distribution and Team Performance in MLS Soccer”.

 

May 15: Jorge A. Tovar, University de los Andes / University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Emotions and Performance: A Quasi Natural Experiment from the FIFA World Cup.”

May 22: Jamin Speer, University of Memphis, “The Consequences of Relegation and Promotion in European Soccer Leagues: A Regression Discontinuity Approach”