WKU Graduate Studies
Dr. Brian Goff
University Distinguished Professor- Economics
Professor Goff specializes in public sector economics, economics of sports and organizations, and statistical methods. His research has spanned a variety of areas including federal budget deficits and regulatory policies, the Federal Reserve, the NCAA, racial integration in sports, and standards of living along with others. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both micro and macroeconomcis, financial market regulation, organizational structure and decisions, and statistical methods.
Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University
M.A., Economics, George Mason University
B.A., Economics, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Goff has authored six books covering regulation, sports, politics, and management. His most recent is entitled From the Ballfield to the Boardroom: Management Lessons from Sports. He has published over 40 articles in academic journals including the American Economic Review along with a dozen chapters in books edited by other authors. He has contributed feature editorials to the Nashville Tennessean, the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier Journal, the Memphis Commerical Appeal, the Detroit Free Press, and other outlets. His expertise and quotes have been used by media outlets such as MSNBC, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, the Bergen County Record, and others. Dr. Goff has completed or contributed to consulting projects ranging from merger analysis to forecasting for firms such as TransFinancial Bank, PepsiCo, the National Basketball Association, the National Cable Association, Western Kentucky University, and others. He has also provided analysis topics of local public interest such as the likelihood of air service in Bowling Green. Dr. Goff has been awarded two National Science Foundation/Kentucky EPsCoR grants, holds membership in the American Economic Association, and American Statistical Association, serves as a board member for an international journal and as a reviewer for several professional journals.