Special Issue "Sports Finance"


A special issue of International Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN 2227-7072).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Brian P. Soebbing
School of Kinesiology, College of Human Sciences & Education, Louisiana State University, 112 Long Fieldhouse, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Website: http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/kinesiology/About_Us/Kinesiology_Faculty_Listing/item48673.html
E-Mail: bsoebb1@lsu.edu
Phone: +225 578 0849
Fax: +225 578 3680

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of sport as an empirical setting to study different organizational and economic phenomena is continuously increasing (Day et al., 2012; Kahn, 2000; Wolfe et al., 2005). Specifically, in the finance literature, sports have been used to examine market efficiency (e.g., Edmans et al., 2007; Golec & Tamarkin, 1991; Gray & Gray, 1997, Woodland & Woodland, 1997), the financing of sports facilities (Baade & Matheson, 2006; Coates & Humphreys, 2003; Rebeggiani, 2006), and mega events (Madden, 2006).
In addition, sports have many unique qualities, which contribute to an industry generating revenues estimated between 44 and 60 billion dollars in the United States (Humphreys & Ruseski, 2009). The study of sports has emerged both as an academic major and as a field of research, with sports financing being one of the main areas of scholarship in the field of research. Thus, the primary goal of this Special Issue will highlight sports’ activities as an empirical setting for understanding financial phenomena and will highlight sports’ unique financial idiosyncratic characteristics. Topics in this Special Issue can include, but are not limited to, non-profit sports clubs, mega events, financial issues related to stadiums and arenas, amateur and professional sports leagues and teams, and gambling markets, including sports betting, lotteries, and other games of chance.

Dr. Brian P. Soebbing
Guest Editor


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  • sports
  • gambling
  • risk
  • mega-sport events
  • non-profit sports activities
  • professional sports
  • amateur sports
  • sports clubs

Published Papers (4 papers)

Int. J. Financial Stud. 2014, 2(2), 179-192; doi:10.3390/ijfs2020179
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 1 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 16 April 2014
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Int. J. Financial Stud. 2014, 2(1), 168-178; doi:10.3390/ijfs2010168
Received: 7 February 2014; in revised form: 5 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2014 / Published: 18 March 2014
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Int. J. Financial Stud. 2013, 1(4), 168-182; doi:10.3390/ijfs1040168
Received: 12 October 2013; in revised form: 15 November 2013 / Accepted: 28 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013
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Int. J. Financial Stud. 2013, 1(4), 119-136; doi:10.3390/ijfs1040119
Received: 2 October 2013; in revised form: 31 October 2013 / Accepted: 4 November 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013
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Last update: 26 August 2013

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