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Steven Salaga

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Sport Management)

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Office Location

361 Ramsey Center
330 River Road
Athens, Georgia 30602


Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • sports economics
  • sports finance

Research Interests

  • management impact on firm performance
  • television viewership in sport
  • betting markets
  • sports league structure and policy
  • labor issues in sport

Programs of Study


Steven Salaga is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology (program in Sport Management & Policy) at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan, his MEd from the University of Georgia and his BS from East Carolina University. His research in sports economics focuses on consumer demand, the industrial organization of markets, labor issues, betting markets and the impact of management on firm performance. His work has been published in academic journals such as Management Science, Journal of Financial Markets, Review of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters, Journal of Sports Economics, Sport Management Review and Journal of Sport Management. He is a regular contributor in national and international media and has been featured in outlets such as, ESPN Radio, BBC Live Radio, The Guardian, VICE Sports and the Toronto Star. He serves on the editorial board of eight sport management journals including Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport Management, and European Sport Management Quarterly.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Sport Management University of Michigan 2012
M.Ed. Sport Management University of Georgia 2004
B.S. Exercise and Sport Science East Carolina University 2002

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2020 Research Fellow North American Society for Sport Management
2008-2012 Rackham Merit Fellowship University of Michigan
2009-2011 Shapiro/Malik/Forrest Award University of Michigan
2010 Stan Kemp Scholarship University of Michigan
2009 Institute for Social Research Summer Training Award University of Michigan