Professor Emeritus, Paris-Sorbonne and President of the Observatory of the sports economy, French Ministry of Sports
Professor Emeritus at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Honorary President and former President (2002-05) of the International Association of Sport Economists, Honorary President of the European Sports Economics Association, former President of the French Economic Association (2007-08) and Honorary Member and former President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (1997-98).
Member of the French National Council for Physical and Sport Activities (2001-08).
President of the Scientific Council at the Observatory of the Sports Economy, French Ministry for Sports, since May 2015.
Research and teaching areas: sports economics, economics of (post-communist) transition, international economics
Seating in 9 scientific journal editorial boards and serving as a peer-reviewer with 32 scientific journals.
Author of 12 books (5 in sports economics), 449 scientific articles (71 peer-reviewed) of which 146 in sports economics, and editor of 17 books (5 in sports economics), published or translated in 18 languages.
Last book in sports economics:
Mondialisation économique du sport. Manuel de référence en Economie du sport, De Boeck, Bruxelles 2012 (Globalisation of the sports economy: Reference textbook in sports economics, used for teaching in all French speaking countries).
Last sports economics books as an editor:
Disequilibrium Sports Economics: Competitive Imbalance and Budget Constraints, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015.
Recent Development in the Economics of Sport, 2 volumes, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2011.
Contemporary Issues in Sports Economics: Participation and Professional Team Sports, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2011.
Editor of the book series ‘New Horizons in the Economics of Sports’ with Edward Elgar, Cheltenham and of ‘Pivot in Sports Economics’ with Palgrave.
Co-author of two official reports in sports economics:
The Economic Importance of Sport in Europe: Financing and Economic Impact, 14th Informal Meeting of European Sports Ministers, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, April 1994, 208 pages.
Public and Private Financing of Sport, Report for the French Presidency of European Union, presented at the meeting of 27 European Sports Ministers, Biarritz, November 2008, 120 pages.
Presentations at Play the Game conferences:
Sport financing in times of global recession - Play the Game 2009
A Coubertobin Tax Against Muscle Drain - Play the Game 2005
Play the Game
- A European model of sports financing: under threat?21-04-2009
- Sport Financing: European Model Facing a Risky Future?30-03-2009
- A Coubertobin Tax Against Muscle Drain30-11-2005
- Financing Modern Sport in the Face of a Sporting Ethic28-10-2002
- The Evolving European Model of Professional Sports Finance28-10-2002
- Sport and Economic Development12-11-2000
- Sports Financing in Europe - Towards a Transformation in the 21st Century19-06-1997