Rodney Paul Ph.D.
Current Job Title:
Syracuse University David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Rodney J. Paul is a Sports Economist and Professor in the Department of Sport Management at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
His research has appeared on Buffalo Sabres Gamenight and Forbes.com, in CFO Magazine, and in various newspaper and radio outlets, including interviews on National Public Radio focused on the NFL labor situation, the Los Angeles Dodgers?financial difficulties, and the TV rights to the Olympic Games. He has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally, and his work has been published in The Journal of Sports Economics, International Journal of Sport Finance, Applied Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, among others. He has authored numerous book chapters on sport economics and business.
Dr. Paul serves as the faculty advisor to the Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club at Syracuse University. The club competed in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition in Phoenix, Arizona, in March 2016 and 2017. They also took part in a conference at Columbia in Fall 2016 and 2015. The research work of the club involving the effect of atmospheric conditions on pitchers in Major League Baseball was presented in the poster session of the 2014 MIT/Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and was the focus of the Numbers column in ESPN the Magazine in the July 7, 2014 issue.