Peter Dawson is a Senior 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. He was awarded a commendation in the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Economics Network in 2013.  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. He is a member of the Royal Economic Society, Scottish Economic Society, the International Association of Sports Economists and the North American Association of Sports Economists.

Key Research Interests

Research Interests

Applied Microeconomics
Economics of Sport and Leisure
Measurement of Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

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).


Expanding the Capacity of Carrow Road Football Stadium: An Independent Review by the University of East Anglia. May 2012 (with N. Ward) 

“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 2012.

“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.

Teaching Interests


  • Mathematics and Statistics for Economists
  • Econometrics
  • Sports Economics