Experts Guide — Athletics & Sports

Economics of sports, including baseball player salaries, stadium finance, and horse racing — Public policy — American economic history — The cigarette tax — U.S. tax code — Making complex economic principles and issues understandable
Bruce Johnson

Brown Professor of Economics
B.A., Transylvania University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Focuses on the economics of sports. His research has been published by Economic Inquiry, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Sports Economics, the Brookings Institution, Syracuse University Press, and Oxford University Press. Special emphasis on valuing civic pride and other intangible benefits due to teams, stadiums, and athletic success. Placements include two USA Today columns, Boston Globe and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columns, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), Globe and Mail (Canada).



Leadership — Civic engagement — College and university administration — Katrina recovery efforts — Collegiate athletics — Civility (public and otherwise) — Higher education finance
John Roush

President of the College
B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., Miami University

President of Centre College since 1998. A veteran of administrative work at Centre, the University of Richmond, and Miami University. Former Academic All-America football player at Ohio University.
Interested in themes of student leadership, community service, and the scholar-athlete.