Paul Downward

Paul Downward

Dr Paul Downward is senior lecturer in sports economics at the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, University of Loughborough. Along with Alistair Dawson he is the author of the textbook ‘The Economics of Professional Team Sports (Routledge:2002). He has just finished editing a book for the Office for National Statistics on the Use of Official Data in understanding Sports, Leisure and Tourism markets. In addition he has also undertaken Consultancy work for Sport England on participation and UK Sport on Volunteering at the Manchester Commonwealth games. Outside of these areas Dr Downward has also published in the Philosophy of Economics, and Pricing Theory. As well as refereed papers he also has a book in each of these areas. He currently teaches on three modules at Loughborough University; Sports and Leisure Industries, Managing Sports Organisations and Olympic Studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dr Paul Downward is Director of the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University. He has recently undertaken consultancy work for Sport England on participation, volunteering in sports clubs, and performance management; and UK Sport on Volunteering at the Manchester Commonwealth Games. He is a member of the International Association of Sports Economics, a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Economics, and member of the British Philosophy of Sport Association.

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