Steven Salaga

Biography

Steven Salaga is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology (program in Sport Management & Policy) at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan, his MEd from the University of Georgia and his BS from East Carolina University. His research in sports economics focuses on consumer demand, the industrial organization of markets, labor issues, betting markets and the impact of management on firm performance. His work has been published in academic journals such as Management Science, Journal of Financial Markets, Review of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters, Journal of Sports Economics, Sport Management Review and Journal of Sport Management. He is a regular contributor in national and international media and has been featured in outlets such as ESPN.com, ESPN Radio, BBC Live Radio, The Guardian, VICE Sports and the Toronto Star. He serves on the editorial board of seven sport management journals including Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport Management, and European Sport Management Quarterly.

Areas of Expertise

  • sports economics
  • sports finance

Interests

  • management impact on firm performance
  • television viewership in sport
  • betting markets
  • sports league structure and policy
  • labor issues in sport

Academic Affiliations

Education

  •  Ph.D. in Sport Management, 2012
    University of Michigan
  •  M.Ed. in Sport Management, 2004
    University of Georgia
  •  B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, 2002
    East Carolina University

Contact

Awards and Accolades

Research Fellow

North American Society for Sport Management, 2020

Rackham Merit Fellowship

University of Michigan

Shapiro/Malik/Forrest Award

University of Michigan

Stan Kemp Scholarship

University of Michigan, 2010

Institute for Social Research Summer Training Award

University of Michigan, 2009