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ICMA Centre academics awarded funding for study of economic impact of football clubs

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New research by academics from the ICMA Centre looking at the impact of football clubs on the local economy has been awarded more than £15,000 in funding.

The project, titled The Impact of Football Clubs on the Local Economy and Society, will be led by Dr Ivan Sangiorgi and Dr Andrew Urquhart from the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, and Professor Matthew Worley from the Department of History at the University of Reading.

They will investigate whether clubs generate benefits for the local economy and help shape the cultural identity of the region, using Reading FC as the basis of the pilot study.

The project is one of eight to receive funding from the University of Reading’s Research Endowment Trust Fund Open Fund (RETF), which supports research of up to two years’ duration, and was awarded £15,148.

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Dr Ivan Sangiorgi

Lecturer in Finance
Ivan is a Lecturer in Finance at the ICMA Centre since September 2017. Ivan’s research interests are in applied empirical finance, and in particular the areas of money markets, repurchase agreements (repos), fixed income markets and behavioural finance.

Dr Andrew Urquhart

Associate Professor of Finance
Dr Andrew Urquhart is Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School where he is Research Division Lead. Andrew joined the ICMA Centre in September 2018 from the University of Southampton where he was Associate Professor of Finance and previously Lecturer of Finance. Andrew holds a PhD…
Published 28th January 2020