In research, I use sports as a lab to analyze behavior and social issues; more prominently, these are related to participation and inequality. My latest projects rely on experimental methods to examine ethnic discrimination, test the effectiveness of policies from governing bodies, and identify gender biases. The aim is to provide organizations with evidence to make informed decisions.

The entries below are a selected list of refereed journal publications, book chapters, and work in progress. For a complete list of research outcomes, please see the CV.

Refereed Journal Publications

Do LGBTQ-supportive corporate policies affect consumer behavior? Evidence from the video game industry

with Peter Parshakov, Iuliia Naidenova & Cornel Nesseler. Journal of Business Ethics, 2022, Forthcoming. [DOI]

How to reduce discrimination? Evidence from a field experiment in amateur soccer

with Robert Dur & Cornel Nesseler. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2022, Forthcoming. [DOI]

Mapping discrimination in Europe through a field experiment in amateur sport

with Cornel Nesseler & Helmut Dietl. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8, 1-8, 2021 [DOI]

The who and the what of the journal of sports economics - 20th anniversary edition

with Julio del Corral & Placido Rodriguez. Journal of Sports Economics, 23, 637-658, 2021 [DOI]

(Not) being granted the right to belong - Amateur football clubs in Germany

with Tina Nobis, Cornel Nesseler & Helmut Dietl. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 57, 1157-1174, 2021 [DOI]

Does persistence pay off? Accessing social activities with a foreign-sounding name

with Cornel Nesseler, Paolo Moretti & Helmut Dietl. Applied Economics Letters, 28, 881-885, 2020 [DOI]

Does performance justify the underrepresentation of female coaches? Evidence from professional women's soccer

with Cornel Nesseler & Helmut Dietl. Sport Management Review, 22, 640-651, 2019 [DOI]

A prospective analysis of competitive balance levels in Major League Soccer

with Julio del Corral, Todd Jewell, Jorge García & Cornel Nesseler. Review of Industrial Organization, 54, 175-190, 2019 [DOI]

Book Chapters

The economics of sports betting and sports betting in economics

with Julio del Corral. In R. Butler (Ed.), The Handbook of Sports Economics (pp. 197-212), 2021. Newcastle: Agenda Publishing.

Professional tennis in the twenty-first century: Hawk-Eye on competitive balance

with Julio del Corral. In P. Rodríguez et al. (Eds.), Outcome Uncertainty in Sporting Events (pp. 27-43), 2020. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Hitting the ball forward. The economics of racket sports

with Julio del Corral. In P. Downward et al. (Eds.), The Handbook of Sports Economics (pp. 452-461), 2019. London: Sage Publications.

Work in progress

Gender bias in perceived quality. An experiment with elite soccer performance

with Helmut Dietl, David Berri, and Cornel Nesseler. R&R - Sport Management Review

Examining discrimination against Jews in Italy with three natural field experiments

with Cornel Nesseler, Helmut Dietl, and Pter Parshakov. R&R - Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Take one for the team. How leaders influence team performance

with Iuliia Naidenova, Cornel Nesseler, and Pter Parshakov. Under Review - Academy of Management Discoveries

Arriving in Argentina: A field experiment with soccer clubs

with Gwen-Jiro Clochard, and Helmut Dietl

Mandated female board representation in national sports federations in Spain

with Maria Jose Suarez and Jaume Garcia