The keynote address will be given by Professor Rodney Fort, a Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan. Professor Fort is recognized internationally as an authority on sports economics and business. In over 100 articles and monographs, and 7 books, his work covers sports topics as diverse as sport itself. His contributions have appeared in the American Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Sports Economics. He also serves on journal editorial boards and as a vice-president for the International Association of Sports Economists. Professor Fort is co-author of Pay Dirt, Hard Ball and 15 Sports Myths and Why They Are Wrong. His best-selling textbook, Sports Economics, covering pro and college sports, is in its third edition. Professor Fort is a regular speaker on sports issues and has been a panelist at various universities including the Brookings Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust concerning competitive balance issues in baseball and he has been a keynote speaker at international sports congresses in, Germany, Brazil and Spain. In addition, Professor Fort has been featured on national television, cable news channels, and National Public Radio.
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Organising Committee: David Butler, Robbie Butler, John Eakins