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Joel Maxcy, PhD

Professor and Director of Sport Management, General Business

LeBow College of Business

Expertise:

Sport Management

Contact:

jmax@drexel.edu

215.895.2351

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

  • Column: Welcome to the World of Performance-Reducing Drugs

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, director of the Sport Management program in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a May 1 Associated Press story about the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to have athlete Caster Semenya take hormone suppressing medication. The story was picked up by several outlets including the Washington Post.

  • Olympic Volunteers: One-Time Chance, or Exploitation?

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, director of the Sport Management program in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Feb. 14 Associated Press story about whether Olympic volunteers are exploited laborers, or living out a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The story was picked up by a number of outlets across the country, including USA Today.

  • When Sports Teams Fleece Taxpayers

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, director of Sport Management in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in an Oct. 29 The Week article about whether or not taxpayers benefit from the billions spent to subsidize sports stadiums.

  • Online Sports Management Grad Degrees: What to Expect

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, director of the Center for Sport Management, was quoted in a Feb. 8 U.S. News & World Report article about what to expect from an online sports management masters program.

  • The Houston Rockets Sold for $2.2 Billion, So What are the Sixers Worth?

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, director of the Center for Sport Management, was quoted in a Sept. 6 Billy Penn story about how the Philadelphia 76ers could be worth more than $2 billion.

  • Big3, Basketball's Newest Curiosity, Rolls into Philly

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor and head of sport management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in a July 14 WHYY/Newsworks.org article about the Big3 league, the newest curiosity in basketball and a star driven angle for the NBA that will play in the off-season.

  • Young, Black and New to the NFL: Time to Fight for a Cause or Try to Fit In?

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor and interim head of Sport Management, was interviewed by PennLive on Nov. 4 regarding the struggle of new NFL recruits, mainly young black men who are grappling with the opportunity to evoke change, while still working to solidify their place as NFL contributors. Maxcy also spoke to the economics of college sports during the Oct. 26 Public Affairs Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

  • What Happens if the Russian Team Doesn't go to the Rio Olympics?

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor and interim head of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was interviewed by CBC Toronto on ‘The Exchange’ on July 22 about the issues surrounding the upcoming Rio Olympics. He was also quoted in a July 21 Philly.com story about women's sports leagues.

  • An Olympics Without Russia: Who Stands to Gain?

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor and interim head of the Center For Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a July 19 Marketplace story about what the Olympic Games without Russia participating would be like and who would stand to gain from its absence.

  • Podcast: The Economics of Sport

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, interim head and associate professor for the Center of Hospitality and Sports Management, was interviewed in a June 13 Yahoo Sports radio show, "Stadiums USA," about the economics of sport.

  • Super Bowls & Cities

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, interim department head and associate professor of sport management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was interviewed on Georgia Public Radio's "On Second Thought" on Feb. 22 about the Super Bowl.

  • Nike’s Recent Megadeals Point to Huge Ohio State Payday With Next Contract

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor and the interim Sport Management program director in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Nov. 16 Philadelphia Business Journal article about Ohio State University’s athletic apparel deal with Nike Inc.

  • Sports At Any Cost

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor and the interim Sport Management program director in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Huffington Post story as part of a study that was also sited in a Chronicle of Higher Education story on Nov. 15 about the cost of college athletics.

  • At Temple, Football is Finally King ... But is it a Rich King?

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor and interim director of the Sport Management program in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in the Philadelphia Business Journal on Oct. 23 about Temple University’s plan to build a football stadium. 

  • After 18 Years at Raymond James Stadium, is an On-Campus Stadium Still Possible for USF?

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, associate professor and interim director of sport management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Tampa Bay Times article on Sept. 5 about a possible football stadium at the University of Southern Florida.

  • Mercedes-Benz on target with superlative about Atlanta stadium rights

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, associate professor and interim director of sport management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “PolitiFact” on Aug. 27 about a new sports stadium in Georgia.

  • Drexel Sport Management Professor Discusses Recent National Labor Relations Board Ruling

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, associate professor and interim director of sport management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was interviewed on "Sports Focus” on WCHL-Radio (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), on Aug. 21 about the recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board on whether or not football players at Northwestern University can unionize.

  • University of Akron Football Attendance Lowest in Nation

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, associate professor in the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was quoted in a June 28 Akron Beacon Journal article about the University of Akron’s low attendance for football.

  • MAC schools, ESPN say partnership offers exposure, but reveal few financial details

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a front-page story in the Chicago Tribune on March 20 about a new MAC-ESPN deal. 

  • The Losing Economy: Lousy Sixers, Phillies Cost the City at Least $7 million

    Joel Maxcy, PhD, an associate professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in an article on BillyPenn.com on Jan. 22 about the financial impact of losing sports teams on the city.

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