Associate Professor in Economics
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
He explores the economics of sports like impacts of home field, referee performance, and the influence of video review decisions.
Eastern Daily Press online
Dr Peter Dawson, a reader in economics at the UEA’s school of economics, said: “Research suggests that people spend up to 25% more in restaurants and bars during major sporting events, based on previous tournaments, and potentially that could go up even more if England qualify for the final.”view more
Psychology Today online
Umpires deny the validity of the study, just as soccer referees deny they favor the home team. A study by Peter Dawson published in the Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series A analyzed more than 2,500 English Premiership matches and found that more penalty cards were given against away teams.view more
BBC News online
Is Gareth Bale worth £250,000-£300,000 a week? To the average man or woman on the street the answer is likely to be a resounding no.view more
The regulation of on-field competition by officials is an important aspect of the management of sport. Increasingly, sports are providing technological support for officials to aid their decision making.
The causal relationship between sports participation, as physical activity, and subjective health is examined accounting for the London 2012 Olympic Games, which it was hoped would ‘inspire a generation’ by contributing to public health. Improvements to weaknesses in the literature are offered.
International policy now constantly advocates a need for populations to engage in more physical activity to promote health and to reduce society’s health care costs. Such policy has developed guidelines on recommended levels and intensity of physical activity and implicitly equates health with well-being.
It is without doubt that player indiscretions–both verbal and physical–and the resulting sanctions imposed by match officials (referees) are an integral part of professional team sports that have become an increasingly popular area of academic endeavour. This is particularly the case in professional football (soccer) where a growing literature has investigated the on-field performance of agents.
Sentiment affects the evolving economic valuation of companies through the stock market. It is unclear how ‘news’ affects the sentiment towards major public investments like the Olympics.