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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

Woodrow Eckard, MBA Director, Professor of Economics


  • Applied Economics for Managers BUSN6620
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance FNCE6290


  • Industrial Organization
  • Economic History
  • Antitrust Regulation
  • Sports Economics
  • Financial Economics


  • PhD, Industrial Organization Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • BCE, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Publications Since 2000

  • ​“The Uncertainty-of-Outcome Hypothesis and the Industrial Organization of Sports Leagues: Evidence from U.S. College Football” Journal of Sports Economics, In press.​
  • “Athletic Success and NCAA Profit-Athletes Adjusted Graduation Gaps” (with Mark Nagle, Richard Southall, and Morgan Randall) Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 32, no. 4 (December): 395-414. 2015
  • “Athlete Graduation Rate Gaps at Division-I State Flagship Universities: An Exploratory Analysis Emphasizing Black Males” (with Richard Southall and Robert Turner) Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, vol. 3, no. 2 (Spring): 1-26. 2015
  • “Do Colleges Get What They Pay For? Evidence on Football Coach Pay and Team Performance” (with Gary Colbert) Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 16, no. 4 (May): 335-352. 2015
  • ​“Is the Bowl Championship Series a Cartel? Some Evidence” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 14, no. 1 (February): 3-22. 2013
  • “The Impact of Price Discrimination on Consumer Surplus at Pop Music Concerts” (with Marlene Smith) Economic Letters, vol. 118, no. 1 (January): 222-224. 2013
  • “The Revenue Gains from Multi-Tier Ticket Pricing: Evidence from Pop Music Concerts” (with Marlene Smith) Managerial and Decision Economics, vol. 33, no. 7-8 (Oct.-Dec.): 463-473. 2012
  • ​​“Anti-Irish Job Discrimination Circa 1880: Evidence from Major League Baseball” Social Science History, vol. 34, no. 4 (Winter): 407-43. 2010
  • “NCAA Athlete Graduation Rates: Less Than Meets the Eye” Journal of Sport Management, vol. 24, no. 1 (January): 45-59. 2010
  • “Retail Price Concentration, Transactions Costs, and Price Flexibility circa 1900” Explorations in Economic History, vol. 44, no. 1 (January): 131-53. 2007
  • “Professional Team Sports are Only a Game: Comment” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 7, no. 2 (May): 234-39. 2006
  • “Are Autocratic Rulers Also Inside Traders? Cross Country Evidence” Economic Inquiry, vol. 43, no. 1 (January): 13-23. 2005
  • “Team Promotion in Early Major League Baseball and the Origin of the Closed Sports League.”Explorations in Economic History, vol. 42, no. 1 (January): 122-52. 2005
  • “The Law of One Price in 1901” Economic Inquiry, vol. 42, no. 1 (January): 101-10. 2004
  • “The ANOVA-Based Competitive Balance Measure: A Defense.” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 4, no. 1 (February): 74-80. 2003
  • “Why Regulate Insider Trading? Evidence from the First Great Merger Wave (1897-1903).”The American Economic Review, vol. 91, no. 5 (December): 1329-50.Co-author: Ajeyo Banerjee. 2001
  • “Baseball’s Blue Ribbon Economic Report: Solutions in Search of a Problem.” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 2, no. 3 (August): 213-27. 2001
  • "Free Agency, Competitive Balance, and Diminishing Returns to Pennant Contention." Economic Inquiry, vol. 39, no. 3 (July): 430-43. 2001
  • “The Origin of the Reserve Clause: Owner Collusion vs. ‘Public Interest’.”Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 2, no. 2 (May): 113-30. 2001

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