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6th Eastern Conference on Football Economics / 8th Western Conference on Football and Finance

May 26, 2022 - May 28, 2022


University of Reading, and Paderborn University are organizing a conference on the economics and finance of football. It is aimed to highlight high quality research of the football industry as well as to facilitate the cooperation between academics and practitioners.

The organizers invite researchers to submit extended abstracts for presentation. Theoretical and empirical research papers that cover the economic, financial, social, and managerial aspects of the football industry are welcome. The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to: transfer market, discrimination, football league regulations, women football, youth football, tournament design, optimization of match strategies, corruption, betting, spectators’ demand, financial and social issues of the World Cup, scheduling, referee assignments, and competitive balance.

To participate in the conference, please submit an extended abstract (3 pages) by February 15, 2022. It should briefly describe the methodology of research, clearly state the hypotheses and main results, and emphasize contribution to the literature. Submission link is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=footecfin2022  Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than March 15, 2022. One of the principal goals of the conference is to provide each speaker the detailed feedback from the communities of sports economists and people working in the field of operations research in sports. For that purpose, full texts of accepted papers must be submitted by April 15, 2022. The program committee will assign a discussant to each paper by April 26, 2022. Each conference speaker is expected to serve as a discussant for one other paper. Full papers will NOT be published anywhere; each full paper will be sent to one discussant.

Plenary lectures will be delivered by Mario Guajardo (NHH Norwegian School of Economics), Brad Humphreys (West Virginia University), James Reade (University of Reading), Pamela Wicker (Bielefeld University).

There is no conference fee. For more information about the conference, please visit the website https://www.footballeconomics.ru/ If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dmitry Dagaev ([email protected]).


May 26, 2022
May 28, 2022
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