Joel Maxcy, PhD

Department Head of Sport Business and Professor of General Business
Expertise Sport Management

Maxcy joined the Drexel faculty in 2014. He has previously held faculty and administrative appointments in sport management at Temple University, Ithaca College and the University of Georgia. A sports economist, Maxcy’s expertise includes antitrust law, regulation, labor policy, and finance. He was elected president of the International Association of Sports Economists (IASE) in 2015 after serving as the North American Region vice president, 2010- 2014. Maxcy has made public appearances and delivered lectures at national and international conferences and forums on sport policy.

He has published numerous peer reviewed articles on issues including stadium finance, the impact of collective bargaining professional sports leagues, the influence of long-term contracts on player effort, and antitrust in sports. Maxcy frequently discusses economic issues in the media and has contributed op-eds to news and media outlets.

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In The News

Phillies, Unions Fans Prep for Possible Championship Weekend
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Nov. 4 KYW-TV (CBS-3) broadcast segment about the two of Philadelphia's five professional sports teams - the Phillies and the Union - playing for championship titles this past weekend.
The Bears Want To Build a Megaplex. Sure Thing or ‘False’ Promise?
Joel Maxcy, PhD, professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in an Oct. 11 WBEZ-Radio (NPR-Chicago) story about the Chicago Bears desire to build a new stadium complex and entertainment zone outside of the city, and the advantages and risks of moving professional sports stadiums and arenas to new communities.
How Ohio State Playing in the Big Ten Championship Benefits the Whole Conference
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Dec. 14 Columbus Business First article about the economic benefits the Big Ten Conference will receive if Ohio State wins the conference championship and earns a spot in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
Islanders News: The New Arena Is Making Waves for Its Air-Filtration Innovations
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in the LeBow College of Business, was mentioned in an Oct. 22 SB Nation “Lighthouse Hockey” story about New York Islanders, a National Hockey League team, news including how the pandemic will impact the next season of the NHL.
Future of the NHL in the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Anything but Certain
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in an Oct. 17 Newsday article about how the pandemic will affect the future of the National Hockey League.
Iowa Athletics Will Suffer Budget Pain Without Football This Fall — but Don't Bet on a New Financial Model
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Sept. 3 Hawk Central (Iowa City, Iowa) article about how pandemic-related fall sports cancelations, especially football, will impact the University of Iowa's budget.
Ohio State Athletic Department Expects To Lose Out on $130 Million
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in an Aug. 26 Toledo Blade article about Ohio State University’s expected financial hit because of COVID-related sports cancelations.
Mets, Yankees Taking Revenue Hit During Shutdown, Financial Records Show
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a June 13 Newsday article about the lost revenue the Mets and Yankees are expecting due to the pandemic. Maxcy was also quoted in a May 21 Columbus Business First article about how social distancing guidelines at stadiums would affect Ohio State’s athletics budget.

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