Babatunde Buraimo

Senior Lecturer in Sports Management and Sports Economics at the University of Central Lancashire

Dr. Babatunde Buraimo is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Management and Sports Economics at the University of Central Lancashire. He was educated at University of Lancaster and University of Sheffield. His doctoral thesis, An Econometric Analysis of Market Size and Audience Demand in Football, was an empirical analysis of the fundamental conjectures and theories of sports economics, which included the effects of market size in professional team sports and the uncertainty of outcome hypothesis. He has published ground-breaking research on the uncertainty of outcome hypothesis and competitive outcomes in sport using previously unavailable data.

He is currently working on several topics within sports management and sports economics including television audience demand for sport, the impact of televised sport on stadium attendance and wage discrimination in male and female sports. Babatunde is a member of a number of professional and academic bodies which include the Applied Econometric Association, the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management and the International Association of Sports Economists. Babatunde is also a member of the “Rimini Group”, a group of sports economists and sports management experts from across Europe. Their inaugural meeting in 2004 examined the finances of European football leagues.

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