Stefan Szymanski

Stefan is a Co-Director in the Michigan Centre for Sport Management, University of Michigan. Between 2008-2012 he was a Professor of Economics at Cass Business School, City University, London. He completed his PhD in the Department of Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is recognised as one the world’s leading and most influential sports economists. He has published widely in the academic press on issues relating to the incentives in contests, competitive balance in sports leagues, the business strategy of football and other sports, the sale of broadcast rights, the role of competition law, public subsidies major sporting events, well-being and sports policy, and the economic history of sport. He has advised governments, sport governing bodies and clubs on various economic issues.

He has written in the media on business issues relating to football, cricket and the Olympics among others. In addition to Why England Lose & Other Curious Football Phenomena Explained (with Simon Kuper), he has recently co-authored Fans of the World Unite! A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers (with Steve Ross, Stanford University Press), and authored Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports.

Dec 3, 2020

The event we will hold with Branko Milanović, the new guest of Boğaziçi Lectures, will be on December 3, 2020 at 18:00. Click to register for the ev

Dec 3, 2020

The last quarter century of globalization has witnessed the largest reshuffle of global incomes since the Industrial revolution. The main factor behind the "reshuffle" was the rise of China, and to a slightly lesser extent, of all Asia.

Apr 6, 2020

Why do we tell and engage with (listen, read, watch, play) stories compulsively? In our world of usually unsparing evolutionary competition, good information matters for organisms of every kind.

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Fanatik - 10 Mayıs 2014
Haberde Denge - 10 Mayıs 2014
Sol - 10 Mayıs 2014
Son Dakika - 10 Mayıs 2014
Yeni Asya - 10 Mayıs 2014
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Aydınlık - 13 Mayıs 2014
Yeni Asya - 13 Mayıs 2014
İstiklal - 15 Mayıs 2014
BRANKO MILANOVIC - Recent changes in worldwide income distribution and their political effects/Dünya çapında gelir dağılımındaki son değişiklikler ve politik etkileri

The event we will hold with Branko Milanović, the new guest of Boğaziçi Lectures, will be on December 3, 2020 at 18:00. Click to register for the event to be held on zoom.

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Recent Changes in Worldwide Income Distribution and Their Political Effects

The last quarter century of globalization has witnessed the largest reshuffle of global incomes since the Industrial revolution. The main factor behind the "reshuffle" was the rise of China, and to a slightly lesser extent, of all Asia.

Why are we a storytelling species?

Why do we tell and engage with (listen, read, watch, play) stories compulsively? In our world of usually unsparing evolutionary competition, good information matters for organisms of every kind.

Convergence and Football