Institute of Sports Science

Sport Economists from eight countries visit Tübingen

25.05.2016 – Organized by the Institute of Sports Science, overall four international events were held in Tübingen within three days.

Between 13th and 14th of May 2016, the 20th Conference of the German Association of Sport Economics and Sport Management was held in Tübingen with a focus on sport labour economics. In addition to the keynotes by Professor Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen) and Professor Bernd Frick (University of Paderborn), 34 paper projects were presented by distinguished scholars coming from eight different countries.

Overall, more than 80 participants and several students of the Bachelor and Master Programs in Sport Management could experience an interesting event providing insights in and critical discussions about most recent findings in sport economics research. Furthermore, Ph.D. students had the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects with renowned scholars during a Ph.D. Workshop.

Prior to the conference, the 19th edition of the SPORT TALK was organized in close collaboration with Sportregion Stuttgart. The panel discussion was chaired by TV moderator Valeska Homburg and focused – in line with the topic of the anniversary conference – on the sport managers’ labour market. Participants of the panel discussion were Professor Eike Emrich (Chair for Sport Economics and Sport Sociology at Saarland University), Ulrich Semblat (Chairman of the Sport Manager Union VSD) as well as two graduate students from the University of Tübingen, Ria Eitel (Product Manager, ARD Werbung Sales & Services GmbH) and Oliver König (Merchandising and Licensing, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

Also the 4th Biannual Football & Finance Conference was held in Tübingen prior to the 20th Conference of the German Association of Sport Economics and Sport Management. Several distinguished sport economists presented their latest research in the context of professional football during four sessions. This year, the focus was put on „Players and Performance“, „Managers and Owners“, „Spectators and Fans“ as well as „Markets and Finance“.