Jeroen Schokkaert, PhD
University of Leuven (KUL)
Faculty of Business and Economics
LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance
Study Groups: FM
Research area & expertise:
Research at the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance increasingly focuses on institutional changes and reforms in developing countries. In sports, one particular institutional change is the emergence of football academies that serve as an institutional instrument to transfer football players to European leagues. Our research in sports economics contributes to the economic implications of player migration.
Current reasearch interests & projects:
Any research in the field of sports, migration and economic development. More specifically, current research projects are the effect of national team player migration on international football performance, the economic implications of recruitment strategies of football clubs (with a particular interest in football academies in developing countries), and integration/assimilation of football migrants in their new environment.
Berlinschi, R., Schokkaert, J., & Swinnen, J.F.M. (2010). When Drains and Gains Coincide: Migration and International Football Performance. Discussion Paper No. 265. LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven. http://www.econ.kuleuven.be/licos/DP/DP2010/DP265.pdf
Schokkaert, J., Swinnen, J.F.M., & Vandemoortele, T. (2012). Mega-Events and Sports Institutional Development: The Impact of the World Cup on Football Academies in Africa. In A. Zimbalist & W. Maennig (Eds.), Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sport Events. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar, forthcoming.