! Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 31. We apologize for the delay.

! Please note that the conference will be held online. 

University of Reading and Paderborn University 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: transfer market, discrimination, football league regulations, women football, youth football, tournament design, optimization of match strategies, corruption, betting, spectators’ demand, financial and social issues of the World Cup, scheduling, referee assignments, and competitive balance.

To participate in the conference, please submit an extended abstract (3 pages) by February 15, 2022. The submission should briefly describe the methodology of research, clearly state the hypotheses and main results, and emphasize contribution to the literature. Extended abstract submission is through EasyChair. Please, click the link or type the following address in your browser: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=footecfin2022

Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2022One of the principal goals of the conference is to provide each speaker the detailed feedback from the communities of sports economists and people working in the field of operations research in sports. For that purpose, full text of the paper must be submitted by April 15, 2022The program committee will assign a discussant to each paper by April 26, 2022. 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 Full papers will NOT be published anywhere; each full paper will be sent to one discussant.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). 


8th Western Conference on Football and Finance 
May 26-28, 2022
Online (Zoom)