Rossall’s Economics Society present:
Sports Economist, Professor Rob Simmons:
“Are Sports Stars Overpaid?”
Thursday 2nd May 2019
4.30pm, Museum Theatre, Rossall School
Professor Rob Simmons is Professor of Economics at the University of Lancaster. He was educated at the University of Warwick and the University of Manchester and holds a doctorate from the University of Leeds. Professor Simmons maintains an international reputation as a sports economist, and specialises in labour and sports economics. He has researched into several topics in sports economics, many of which have a labour market focus. He has published pioneering papers on attendance demand in football, on football transfer markets and on salary determination in Italian football using a rarely published data set.
He is currently working on several topics in sports economics, including a new theoretical model of sports league behaviour, economic analysis of sports broadcasting, and the labour market for players in the US National Football League.
Professor Simmons is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Economics. He was also recently a co-convenor of the ESRC financed Sports, Arts and Leisure Economics Study Group.