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Dr Ross Booth is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Course/Program Director for the BCom and BEc degrees at the Clayton and Sunway campuses.

Dr. Ross Booth teaches Sports Economics at Clayton campus, receiving a Dean's Teaching Award in 2005.

His main research interest is the economics of professional team sports leagues, especially the Australian Football League. His research has been published in international books International Sports Economics Comparisons, the Edward Elgar Handbook on the Economics of Sports, Violence and Aggression in Sporting Contests: Economics, History, and Policy and forthcoming in Economics of Sports Leagues: An International Perspective, and in The Games are not the Same: The Political Economy of Football in Australia; as well as in Australian journals The Australian Economic Review, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, Labour and Industry, Economic Papers and Sport Management Review.

In recent years Ross has worked with colleagues at Monash and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) on a range of ASC-funded projects associated with governance and management and its influence on sporting outcomes. He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sport Finance and the International Journal of the History of Sport, and currently a Vice-President of the North American Association of Sports Economists.

Since 1988, Ross has complemented his academic interest in sports economics with football commentary for ABC TV on the Victorian Football League. Ross is a life member of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) having been a Board member from 1986 to 2010.

Projects 2005 2010

Research Output 1997 2019

The economics of Australian Rules Football

Booth, R. & Brooks, R., 2019, The sage Handbook of Sports Economics. Downward, P., Frick, B., Humphreys, B. R., Pawlowski, T., Ruseski, J. E. & Soebbing, B. P. (eds.). 1st ed. London UK: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 322-330 9 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Do TV viewers value uncertainty of outcome? Evidence from the Australian Football League

Dang, T. M., Booth, D. R., Brooks, R. D. & Schnytzer, A., 2015, In : Economic Record. 91, 295, p. 523 - 535 13 p.

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Generic models of sports governance and their potential for sustainability

Booth, R., Gilligan, G., de Zwart, F. & Gordon-Brown, L., 2015, The Sports Business in The Pacific Rim. Lee, Y. H. & Fort, R. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 233-250 18 p.

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Problem-based learning of statistical sampling concepts using fantasy sports team data

Brooks, R., Booth, R., Wright, J. & Suntah, N., 2014, Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics - OZCOTS 2008-2012. MacGillivray, H., Martin, M. A. & Phillips, B. (eds.). New York NY USA: Springer, Vol. 81. p. 397-403 7 p. (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics; vol. 81).

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Media coverage and pay in women’s basketball and netball in Australia

Booth, R., 1 Jan 2013, Handbook on the Economics of Women in Sports. Leeds, E. M. & Leeds, M. A. (eds.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 410-426 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review