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Dennis Wilson, PhD
Dennis Wilson, PhD
- Director - Center for the Study of Economics and Institutions | Professor - Economics
Teaching Area(s)

Applied Microeconomics


Sports Economics


PhD, Economics, University of Kentucky, 1999

MA, Economics, Iowa State University, 1991

BA, Economics and Mathematics, Western Carolina University, 1989


Professor Wilson specializes in the economics of sports, managerial economics, and economic analysis. His research interests are in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization, public economics and sports economics. Wilson has published articles in the Journal of Business, Southern Economics Journal, Journal of Socio-Economics, Journal of Sports Economics, Review of Industrial Organizations, Applied Economics and others. He has also led study abroad courses in the Netherlands, Austria/Germany, Sweden/Finland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Recent Publications
“Task-Level Match Effects and Worker Productivity: Evidence from Pitchers and Catchers” (with C Biolsi and B. Goff), Applied Economics, 2022.
“Will They Turn the Other Cheek? Decision Making and Victim’s Religious Self-Identification” (with C. Depke), International Journal of Business and Applied Social Science, 2020.
“The Effect of Management Changes on Winning in Professional Sports: Analysis Using a Dynamic Lag Adjustment Model" (with B. Goff and D. Zimmer), Managerial and Decision Economics, 2019.
“Segregation With and Without Discrimination” (with B. Goff) Sports Economics Uncut, by B. Goff, Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton, MA, 2018.
“Estimating the Market Value of Collegiate Football Players from Professional Factor Shares” (with B. Goff and H.Y. Kim), Applied Economic Letters, 2017, 24.
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