Dr Babatunde Buraimo is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Management. He was educated at the University of Sheffield and Lancaster University, where he holds a doctoral degree in economics. Dr Buraimo specialises in sports management and economics and has published extensively on the economics of sports broadcasting, demand for sports, and economics of sports participation. In addition, Dr Buraimo takes a keen research interest in the economics of football. On matters specific to football, his publications include research on the economics of corruption, competitive balance in professional team sports, television audience and stadium demand, and football statistics.
Currently, Dr Buraimo is conducting research in the areas of sports migration, the financial history of English football, uncertainty of outcome in sports, and sports betting.
Away from sports, he research includes labour economics, organisational performance and workplace flexibility, and spatial economics analysis. As well as publishing in peer reviewed academic journals, Dr Buraimo also engages in applied research and consultancy. He has in the past worked with and conducted research on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Sport England, the National Trust and local authorities. For DCMS, Dr Buraimo conducted economic analyses of participation in the arts, culture and physical activities. Similarly for Sport England, he conducted a demand analysis of sport and physical recreation in England. Dr Buraimo continues to engage in applied research and consultancy including economic impact studies of events and demand analysis.