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Sports Economics 
Virginia Tech

What is Sports Economics?

This course focuses on the application of economic theories to sports and the sports industry and understanding the behavior of economic agents in sports. Students who complete the course will gain insight into economics, understand how to apply economic models to explain observed behavior in sport, and appreciate empirical economic evidence generated from sports-related data.

Some of My Favorite Quotes

The Wealth of Nations

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

Marginal Revolution University

Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life.


An incentive is a bullet, a key: an often tiny object with astonishing power to change a situation.


Meet Your Instructor

I'll be your instructor this semester for ECON 4984. I have taught economics for over a decade and love applying economic concepts to special topics. I consider myself a sports economist and am excited to share this field of research with you. Feel free to stop by during office hours if you ever have any questions about the course or economics in general.

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