Stefan Szymanski hails from Imperial College in London, hence his presence adds a new vantage point to The Sports Economist. First and foremost though, he's an economist and a scholar, so his contributions will both solidify the base and expand the scope of our endeavor.
The current blog roster knows Stef for his scholarly research. Most notable (to me) in a rather prolific stream, is his fine work analyzing the influence of economic forces on the organization of sport. Blog readers may recognize him as the co-author (with Andrew Zimbalist) of the recent National Pastime: How Americans play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer. As one would expect, the book is entertaining, informative, and insightful. Phil Miller's review of National Pastime was posted here at the beginning of June.
Welcome to the blog, Stef!