Dr. Winfree is an economist, with a focus on sports economics. He is Associate Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan. His recent work has focused on attendance, ownership, and pay in Major League Baseball, as well as how collegiate athletic programs respond to NCAA regulations and violations. His broader areas of expertise encompass fields of applied microeconomics and econometrics such as industrial organization, competition and market definition, labor economics, public economics and environmental and resource economics. His work has been published in leading economic journals including the Review of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Sports Economics and Applied Economics, and has written on market definition in sports leagues for the Antitrust Bulletin. Dr. Winfree has also written a book chapter on vertical integration in baseball.
Dr. Winfree is a frequent contributor in the media, having spoken on several radio stations and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Michigan Daily, Ann Arbor News and the Chicago Tribune. He has appeared on television for ABC-Detroit and has contributed to Time.com.
Washington State University, Ph.D. Economics
Washington State University, M.S. Statistics
Washington State University, B.S. Mathematics (emphasis on Actuarial Science) and Economics