Sports Economics Conference 2024

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 28th

Room Time Presenter(s) Affiliation Title
UC 312 9:00 Dean Moffitt Greeting
UC 312 9:15 Nick Watanabe University of South Carolina Examination of Temporary Housing Prices and Relocation of Local Residents During a Sport Mega-event
UC 312 9:45 Michael Friedman University of Maryland, College Park MallParks
UC 312 10:15 Coffee break
UC 312 10:30 Victor Matheson College of the Holy Cross Comparing the Visitor Impact of Events at Professional Sports Facilities
UC 312 11:00 Jeff Carr University of Michigan Stadiums as local benefit
UC 312 11:30 Lunch
UC 312 1:00 Frank Stephenson Berry College Hotel occupancy and Baltimore sporting events
UC 312 1:30 JC Bradbury Kennesaw State University Stadium policy and politics
UC 312 2:30 Coffee Break / Change location
Library Gallery 3:00 Roundtable Pat Garofalo, Neil DeMause, Ken Belson
4:15 Reception


Friday, March 29th


Room Time Presenter(s) Affiliation Title
PUP 206 9:00 Isabella Fontana/Dennis Coates UMBC Salary concentration and team performance in the WNBA
PUP 206 9:30 Dave Berri University of Southern Utah Slaying the Trolls
PUP 206 10:00 Seth Gitter Towson University Impact of Winning on Funding in NCAA Division I Women’s Field Hockey
PUP 206 10:30 Coffee Break / Change location
Library Gallery 11:00 Dr. Edward McDevitt US Naval Academy Sports medicine Economics
12:15 Lunch
PUP 206 1:30 Scott Kaplan US Naval Academy The fear of first strike: quantitative theory of delayed punishments”
PUP 206 2:00 Stefan Szymanski University of Michigan Convergence and women’s international soccer
PUP 206 2:30 Pete Groothuis Appalachian State University A Rising Tide Raises all Boats: The changing distribution of salaries in the NBA over time
PUP 206 3:00 Coffee Break
PUP 206 3:15 Frank Stephenson Berry College The Superstar effect of Caitlin Clark
PUP 206 3:45 Jane Ruseski West Virginia University Food Taxes and Participation in Physical Activity
PUP 206 4:15 Tyler Skinner University of Georgia Executive-Firm Match, Performance, and Executive Tenure: Evidence from NCAA Men’s Basketball
PUP 206 4:45 Brad Humphreys West Virginia University How do teams tank?  Evidence from game-level NBA playing time distribution


Saturday, March 30th


Room Time Presenter(s) Affiliation Title
PUP 206 9:30 Jonathan Jensen University of North Carolina Exploring heterogeneity in the dissolution of global sponsorship relationships: Sponsor-team dynamics in Formula One Racing
PUP 206 10:00 John Whitehead Appalachian State University Hypothetical bias in willingness-to-travel questions with a quality change: Implications for the valuation of nonmarket benefits of amateur sport events
PUP 206 10:30 Coffee Break
PUP 206 10:45 Jeff Carr/Dennis Coates University of Michigan/UMBC Informational Uncertainty and the NFL Draft
PUP 206 11:15 Georgy Shukaylo University of Michigan Do overtime rule changes inform game strategy in close sporting contests? Evidence from the National Hockey League (NHL)
PUP 206 11:45 Mike and Eva Leeds Temple University/Moravian College Majoring in Football? Clustering in the Majors Chosen by College Athletes
PUP 206 12:15 Closing / Lunch