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Peter Dawson is an Associate Professor in Economics and is currently the School's Placement Director. He holds a PhD from the University of Hull, is an Associate of the Economics Network and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Peter has extensive experience of the UK higher education sector having previously worked at the University of Bath and undertaken external examining positions at Imperial College London, Loughborough University, University of Sussex and University of Liverpool. His research is largely in the area of applied microeconometrics and he has developed applications in labour economics, education economics and, most notably, sport and leisure. Work in this latter area has focussed on the behaviour of agents (referees, managers and players) in sporting contests. Peter has also undertaken research into the impact of major sporting events, which has included the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on health, happiness and participation in sport. He has undertaken consultancy work for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Grant Thornton, Cambridge Econometrics, Sport England and Norwich City Football Club amongst others.
PhD Supervision Interests
Peters' area of interest is in applied microeconomics, with particular interests in education, labour economics and, most notably, the economics of sport and leisure. Work he has conducted in this latter area include: demand for professional team sports, decision-making of referees, club and managerial performance, and the impact of major sporting events including legacy effects.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Economics of Sport and Leisure
Measurement of Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
Book Chapters, Reports and Proceedings
Participation and Demonstration Effects: “Couch Potatoes to Runner Beans”? In Sage Handbook of Sports Economics (ed. P.Downward et al.) 2019.
Refereeing and Infringement of the Rules, In Goddard, J and Sloane, P, Handbook of the Economics of Football, Edward Elgar 2014.
Economics of the Olympics, In Kahane, L. and Shmanske, S. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics, Vol.1: The Economics of Sports, Oxford University Press 2012.
Expanding the Capacity of Carrow Road Football Stadium: An Independent Review by the University of East Anglia. May 2012 (with N. Ward)
“Participation, Spectatorship and Media Coverage in Sport: Some initial insights”, In Lavoie, M. and Andreff, W (Eds.), New Horizons in the Economics of Sport, Edward Elgar. 2011 (with P.Downward).
The Economic Impact of Cultural Activity in Bath and North East Somerset: Final Report for Bath Cultural Forum and Bath Festivals. 2010.
“Crime and Punishment in Professional Football: Evidence from the English Premier League”, In Andersson, P, Ayton, P and Schmidt, C (Eds.) Myths and Facts about Football: The Economics and Psychology of the World’s Greatest Sport, Cambridge Scholars. 2008.
An Analysis of Disciplinary Sanction and Time Added on in European Cup Competitions. UEFA Report. 2008.
- Econometrics (Time-Series and Microeconometrics)
- Economics of Sport and Leisure
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hull
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
External Examiner, University of LiverpoolOct 2018 → …
External Examiner, University of SussexSep 2017 → …
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Abuse is not a zero-sum game! The case for zero tolerance of match official physical and verbal abuseDawson, P., Webb, T. & Downward, P., 28 Jan 2021, In : European Journal of Sport Science.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article1 Citation (Scopus)
Dawson, P., Massey, P. & Downward, P., Jun 2020, In : Sport Management Review. 23, 3, p. 443-454 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)2 Downloads (Pure)
Is it pleasure or health from leisure that we benefit from most? An analysis of well-being alternatives and implications for policyDownward, P. & Dawson, P., Mar 2016, In : Social Indicators Research. 126, 1, p. 443-465 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile48 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Sports participation as an investment in (subjective) health: a time series analysis of the life courseDownward, P., Dawson, P. & Mills, T. C., Dec 2016, In : Journal of Public Health. 38, 4, p. e504-e510
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile16 Citations (Scopus)12 Downloads (Pure)
Olympic news and attitudes towards the Olympics: a compositional time-series analysis of how sentiment is affected by eventsDawson, P., Downward, P. & Mills, T. C., 3 Jun 2014, In : Journal of Applied Statistics. 41, 6, p. 1307-1314 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article5 Citations (Scopus)