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Dr Juan De Dios Tena Horrillo PhD

Senior Lecturer in Sports Business and Management Economics


Personal Statement

Dr J.D. Tena is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Business and Management. He has a BA in Economics and a Master from Universidad Carlos III. He gained his PhD from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2004. After holding a post-doctoral position at the University of Tel Aviv (Israel), he has worked for the Universidad de Concepción (Chile), Università di Sassari (Italy) and Universidad Carlos III (Spain). His research mainly focuses on economics and statistics. He is especially interested in the quantitative analysis of economic behaviour and in the use of sport economics as an experimental field to analyse human reactions to different incentive schemes. He has published intensively on different sport related topics such as, for example, causes and consequences of football managers dismissals, competitive balance in football leagues, identification of key matches in international football tournaments, effects of migrant labour on the productivity of domestic basketball players and the distribution of medals at the Olympic Games.