Institute of Sports Science

Dr. Georgios Nalbantis

Institute of Sports Science
Wächterstraße 67,
1st Floor, Room 104
  07071 29-76410
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Main research

  • Spectator sports
  • Sports leagues and competitions
  • Internationalization of sports

Short vita

Since 2012
Research Associate

University of Tübingen

PhD in Sport Economics

University of Tübingen

M.Sc. Sport Management

German Sport University Cologne

LL.M. European and International Business Law

University of Vienna

B.Sc. Business Law

SRH University Heidelberg

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Richardson, T., Nalbantis, G., & Pawlowski, T. (2023). Emotional Cues and the Demand for Televised Sports: Evidence from the UEFA Champions League. Journal of Sports Economics (forthcoming).
  • Nalbantis, G., & Pawlowski, T. (2018). U.S. Demand for European Soccer Telecasts: A Between-Country Test of the Uncertainty of Outcome Hypothesis. Journal of Sports Economics (forthcoming).
  • Pawlowski T., Nalbantis, G., & Coates, D. (2018). Perceived game uncertainty, suspense and the demand for sport. Economic Inquiry, 56(1), 173-192.
  • Nalbantis, G., Pawlowski, T., & Coates, D. (2017). The fans’ perception of competitive balance and its impact on willingness-to-pay for a single game. Journal of Sports Economics, 18(5), 479-505
  • Nalbantis, G., Fahrner, M., & Pawlowski, T. (2017). The demand for licensed merchandise in sports – On the purchase channel choice. Journal of Sport Management, 31(5), 433-451.
  • Pawlowski, T. & Nalbantis, G. (2015). Competition format, championship uncertainty and stadium attendance in European football – a small league perspective. Applied Economics, 47(38), 4128-4139


  • Nalbantis, G., & Pawlowski, T. (2016). The demand for international football telecasts in the United States (Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics Issue 1, edited by W. Andreff & A. Zimbalist). Houndmills (UK): Palgrave

Book chapters

  • Nalbantis, G. (2019). Competitive balance. In Handwörterbuch des Sportmanagements. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • Pawlowski, T. & Nalbantis, G. (2019). Competitive balance: measurement and relevance. In The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage.

Functions and memberships

  • Member of the admissions committee for M.Sc. /B.Sc.
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for >10 scientific journals
  • Member of European Sport Economics Association (ESEA)
  • Member of North American Association of Sports Economists (NAASE)