Steven Salaga
Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
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Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-1088
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Primary Emphasis Area: Sport Management
Vita: View Document
Recent Publications

Salaga, S., & Fort, R. (2017). Structural Change in Competitive Balance in Big Time College Football. Review of Industrial Organization, 50(1), 27-41.

Mills, B.M., Salaga, S., & Tainsky, S. (2016). NBA Primary Market Ticket Consumers: Ex Ante Expectations and Consumer Market Origination. Journal of Sport Management, 30, 538-552.

Walker, M., Salaga, S., & Mercado, H. (2016). Determinants of Managerial Engagement in Environmental Responsibility in the Public Assembly Facility Sector. Management Decision, 54(8), 2084-2102.

Tainsky, S., Xu, J., Mills, B.M., & Salaga, S. (2016). How Success and Uncertainty Compel Interest in Related Goods: Playoff Probability and Out-of-Market Television Viewership in the National Football League. Review of Industrial Organization, 48, 29-43.

Other Selected Publications

Salaga, S., & Tainsky, S. (2015). Betting Lines and College Football Television Ratings. Economics Letters, 132, 112-116.

Mills, B.M., & Salaga, S. (2015). Historical Time Series Perspectives on Competitive Balance in NCAA Division I College Basketball. Journal of Sports Economics, 16(6), 614-646.

Salaga, S., & Tainsky, S. (2015). The Effects of Outcome Uncertainty, Scoring and Pre-Game Expectations on Nielsen Ratings for Bowl Championship Series Games. Journal of Sports Economics, 16(5), 439-459.

Salaga, S., & Winfree, J.A. (2015). Determinants of Secondary Market Sales Prices for National Football League Personal Seat Licenses and Season Ticket Rights. Journal of Sports Economics, 16(3), 227-253.

Salaga, S., Ostfield, A., & Winfree, J.A. (2014). Revenue Sharing with Heterogeneous Investments in Sports Leagues: Share Media, Not Stadiums. Review of Industrial Organization, 45, 1-19.

Tainsky, S., Xu, J., Salaga, S., & Mills, B. (2014). Spillover Benefits to Local Enthusiasm: Increases in League-Wide Interest as a Consequence of Local Sports Team Competitiveness. Journal of Economics and Business, 74, 1-10.

Tainsky, S., Salaga, S., & Santos, C. (2013). Determinants of Pay-Per-View Broadcast Viewership in Sports: The Case of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Journal of Sport Management, 27, 43-58.

Research Interests
Sports Economics
Sports Finance
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Salaga, S., & Fort, R.D. (2016, In Press). Structural Change in Competitive Balance in Big Time College Football. Review of Industrial Organization (In Press)

2. Walker, M.B., Salaga, S., & Mercado, H. (2016). Determinants of Managerial Engagement in Environmental Responsibility in the Public Assembly Facility Sector. Management Decision, 54(8), 2084-2102

3. Tainsky, S., Xu, J., Mills, B.M., & Salaga, S. (2016). How Success and Uncertainty Compel Interest in Related Goods: Playoff Probability and Out-of-Market Television Viewership in the National Football League. Review of Industrial Organization, 48, 29-43. (5-Year IF = 0.753)

4. Mills, B.M., Salaga, S., & Tainsky, S. (2016). NBA Primary Market Ticket Consumers: Ex Ante Expectations and Consumer Market Origination. Journal of Sport Management, 30, 538-552

5. Salaga, S. (2015). Competitive Balance in American College Football: The GI Bill, Grant-In-Aid and the College Football Association. Essays in Economic & Business History, XXXIII, 116-143

6. Salaga, S., & Winfree, J.A. (2015). Determinants of Secondary Market Sales Prices for National Football League Personal Seat Licenses and Season Ticket Rights. Journal of Sports Economics, 16(3), 227-253.

7. Barry, A.E., Howell, S., & Salaga, S. (2015). Tapping into Alcohol Sales at College Football Stadiums: The Need for Research Examining the Policy’s Impact on Drinking Behaviors and Associated Incidents. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 59(2), 7-11

8. Salaga, S., & Tainsky, S. (2015). The Effects of Outcome Uncertainty, Scoring and Pre-Game Expectations on Nielsen Ratings for Bowl Championship Series Games. Journal of Sports Economics, 16(5), 439-459.

9. Salaga, S., Ostfield, A., & Winfree, J.A. (2014). Revenue Sharing with Heterogeneous Investments in Sports Leagues: Share Media, Not Stadiums. Review of Industrial Organization, 45, 1-19.

10. Tainsky, S., Xu, J., Salaga, S., & Mills, B.M. (2014). Spillover Benefits to Local Enthusiasm: Increases in League-Wide Interest as a Consequence of Local Sports Team Competitiveness. Journal of Economics and Business, 74, 1-10.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult Round 3 - Sport-For-Development (S4D) in the Developing World (Funded amount $30,000). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/12/01 - 2018/05/31
Total Funding: 0.
Education

Ph.D. - University of Michigan

M.Ed. - University of Georgia

B.S. - East Carolina University

Live Media

ESPN Radio Las Vegas, ESPN Behind the Bets Podcast, BBC Live Radio, BYU Radio

Quoted in Media

ESPN.com, Chicago Sun-Times, Toronto Star, The Guardian (London, UK), VICE Sports, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Taipei Times, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead (Fargo, ND), Post-Bulletin (Rochester, MN), The Crimson (Melbourne, FL), Pregame.com, WalletHub.com, TucsonNewsNow.com, KFVS12.com, Modern Times Magazine

Research Mentioned in Media

ESPN Radio, Lansing State Journal (Lansing, MI), Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, FL), Covers.com, SportsMemo.com, AwfulAnnouncing.com, WalletHub.com, InsideTheBets.com, Breitbart.com, CalvinAyre.com, SpaceCoastDaily.com (Melbourne, FL), University of Illinois News Bureau, RevolutionAnalytics.com

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