Daniel Rascher teaches and publishes research on sports business topics, and consults to the sports industry. He specializes in economics and finance and more specifically in industrial organization, antitrust, M&As, valuation, economic impact, market readiness, feasibility research, marketing research, damage analysis, strategy, and labor issues in the sports industry. Dr. Rascher founded SportsEconomics to enable sports enterprises to capitalize on the sports industry’s transition from hobby status to multi-billion dollar industry. As Founder and President of SportsEconomics, LLC, Partner at OSKR, LLC, and former Principal at LECG, LLC, his clients have included organizations involved in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA, NCAA, professional boxing, minor league baseball, NHRA, AHL, Formula One racing, Champ Car racing, American Le Mans racing, Premier League Football (soccer), professional cycling, IPL, media, ticketing, IHRSA, as well as sports commissions, local and state government, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism businesses, entrepreneurs, and B2B enterprises.
He has testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings, and provided public testimony numerous times to state and local governments.
Dr. Rascher received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is Director of Academic Programs and Professor in the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco (USF), where he also teaches courses in sports economics and finance and research methods. He has also taught at Northwestern University, the IE Business School in Madrid, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He has authored articles for academic and professional journals, book chapters, and a text book in the sport management and economics fields, has been interviewed hundreds of times by the media for his opinion on various aspects of the business of sports, and has given over fifty presentations at professional and academic conferences. Dr. Rascher has served on the editorial boards of Case Studies in Sport Management, Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Finance, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and the Journal of the Quantitative Analysis of Sports. He has been named Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management. Dan is also certified as a valuation analyst (CVA) by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.