Peter Dawson is a lecturer in Economics. He holds a PhD from the University of Hull. Before joining UEA, Peter was employed in the Department of Economics at the University of Bath. His research is largely in the area of applied microeconometrics and has developed applications in labour economics, education economics and, most notably, sport and leisure. Projects he is currently working on include: the intangible impacts of major sporting events; the determinants of participation and volunteering in sport; social pressure, identity and the performance of officials in sporting contests; the relationship between social capital, windfalls and self-employment; the decision-making process of electoral turnout; the impact of student placements and internships on degree performance and labour market outcomes. He is a member of the Royal Economic Society and the International Association of Sports Economists.
Key Research Interests
Economics of Sport and Leisure
Measurement of Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
Journal Articles 2007 onwards
“The Influence of Social Pressure and Nationality on Individual Decisions: Evidence from the Behaviour of Referees.” Journal of Economic Psychology 31(2), 181-191. 2010. (With S.Dobson)
“To Bat or Not to Bat: An Examination of Contest Rules in Day-night Limited Overs Cricket.” Journal of the Operational Research Society 60, 1786-1793. 2009. (With B. Morley, D. Paton and D. Thomas)
“Assessing the Impact of the 2004 Olympic Games on the Greek Economy: A Small Macroeconometric Model.” Economic Modelling 26, 139-146. 2009 (With E. Kasimati)
‘A Contingent Valuation of the 2012 London Olympic Games: A Regional Perspective.’ Journal of Sports Economics 9(3), pp.304-317. 2008 (With H. Walton and A. Longo)
‘How Much do Voters' Know? An Analysis of Motivation and Political Awareness.’ Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 55(2), pp.123-142. 2008 (With P. Jones).
“Are football referees really biased and inconsistent? Evidence on the incidence of disciplinary sanction in the English Premier League” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A: Statistics in Society, 170(1), pp.231-250. 2007 (With S. Dobson, J. Goddard and J. Wilson)
‘Choice’ in Collective Decision-Making Processes: Instrumental or Expressive Approval? Journal of Socio-Economics, 36, pp.102-117. 2007 (With Phil Jones).
Book Chapters, Reports and Proceedings
“Labour Mobility, Structural Change and Demand: A Comparative Analysis of Rugby League and Rugby Union”, In Lenten, L (Ed.), Economics of Sports Leagues: An International Perspective, Edward Elgar (forthcoming).
“Economics of the Olympics”, In Kahane, L. and Shmanske, S. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics, Vol.1: The Economics of Sports, Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
“Participation, Spectatorship and Media Coverage in Sport: Some initial insights”, In Lavoie, M. and Andreff, W (Eds.), New Horizons in the Economics of Sport, Edward Elgar. 2011 (with P.Downward).
The Economic Impact of Cultural Activity in Bath and North East Somerset: Final Report for Bath Cultural Forum and Bath Festivals. 2010.
“Crime and Punishment in Professional Football: Evidence from the English Premier League”, In Andersson, P, Ayton, P and Schmidt, C (Eds.) Myths and Facts about Football: The Economics and Psychology of the World’s Greatest Sport, Cambridge Scholars. 2008.
An Analysis of Disciplinary Sanction and Time Added on in European Cup Competitions. UEFA Report. 2008.