Contact Information

Brad R. Humphreys
Chair in the Economics of Gaming
Associate Chair, Graduate
University of Alberta
Department of Economics
8-14 HM Tory Building
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2H4

Phone: (780) 492-5143
Fax: (780) 492-3300


Biographical Information

Brad Humphreys is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta where he holds the Chair in the Economics of Gaming. He is the Associate Chair, Graduate in the department. He is also a researcher at the Alberta Gaming Research Institute. Before joining the faculty at the University of Alberta, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Professor Humphreys also spent ten years on the faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the Department of Economics.

Professor Humphreys received his Ph.D. in economics in 1995 from the Johns Hopkins University Department of Economics. Professor Humphreys' areas of research interest include the economics of sports, sport finance, and the economics of gambling. He is editor in chief of Contemporary Economic Policy and an associate editor of the International Journal of Sport Finance. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Economics. He has testified twice before the United States Congress on the financing and economic impact of professional sports facilities.

His research interests in sports economics include the economic impact of professional sports teams and facilities, the effect of social regulations like Title IX on intercollegiate athletics, the economic determinants of participation in physical activity, and the financing of professional sports facility construction. A recent report on the economic impact of professional sports teams, "Caught Stealing: Debunking the Economic Case for D.C. Baseball" was published by the Cato Institute (Cato Briefing Paper #89).

He blogs semi-regularly on topics related to sports economics and sport finance at The Sports Economist and the International Journal of Sport Finance Blog.

Curriculum vitae (pdf - updated February 2012)
Research profile on RePEc.

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