Dan Rascher, Ph. D.
Daniel Rascher teaches and publishes research on sports business topics, and consults to the sports and entertainment industry. He specializes in economics and finance and more specifically in industrial organization, antitrust, competition analysis, M&As, valuation, analytics, econometrics, economic impact, market readiness, feasibility research, marketing research, damages analysis, class certification, 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, Founding Partner at OSKR, LLC, and former Principal at LECG, LLC, his clients in more than 150 engagements have included organizations involved in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR, MLS, PGA, media, sporting goods and apparel, professional boxing, mixed martial arts, minor league baseball, NHRA, AHL, F1 racing, Indy Car racing, American Le Mans racing, Premier League Football (soccer), NASL, women’s professional soccer, professional cycling, endurance sports, Indian Premier League, ticketing, IHRSA, youth sports, music, as well as the FTC, IRS, EEOC, sports commissions, local and state government, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism businesses, entrepreneurs, and B2B enterprises.
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 over 70 articles and book chapters, as well as a textbook 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 100 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, and also received the Applied Sport Management Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dan is also certified as a valuation analyst (CVA) by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.