Due to the outbreak of the covid-19 virus, the conference will be held online on July 3. The program is available here.



HSE University, New Economic Schooland University of Reading are organizing a conference on the economics and finance of football. It is aimed to highlight high quality research of the football industry as well as to facilitate the cooperation between academics and practitioners.

Theoretical and empirical research papers that cover the economic, financial, social, and managerial aspects of the football industry are welcome. The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to: success factors in football, football league regulations, financial fair-play, tournament design, contest theory, optimization of match strategies, corruption, betting, spectators' demand, financial and social issues of the World Cup, scheduling, and competitive balance.

Extended abstract (maximum 3 pages in length) must be submitted through EasyChair by February 1, 2020. The submission should briefly describe the methodology of research, clearly state the hypotheses and main results, and emphasize contribution to the literature. Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than March 1, 2020.

The author of accepted abstract must submit a full paper by May 1, 2020. The program committee will assign a discussant to each paper by June 1, 2020. Each conference speaker is expected to serve as a discussant for one other paper. Full papers will NOT be published anywhere; each full paper will be sent to one discussant.

There is no conference fee. Participation is open to anyone interested in the field. However, registration is needed (it will be opened in due course). 


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