Prof. Dr. Egon Franck

Founding Member CRSA

Professor of Strategic Management & Business Policy
Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich


Plattenstrasse 14

Room PLR-G-109

CH-8032 Zürich

+41 (0)44 634 28 45


Short Bio

Egon Franck is the Chair of Strategic Management and Business Policy at the Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich. His research focuses on theoretical and empirical sports economics including betting-markets. He acted as the vice president of the University of Zurich from 2008 - 2012, is the director of the Department of Business Administration since 2015, and the president of the Academic Sport Association of Zurich (ASVZ) since 2008. Egon is actively involved in sports regulation, for example as a member of UEFA's Club Financial Control Panel from 2009-2012, and as a member of the Investigatory Chamber of UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body since 2012.

Full CV

Selected Publications

European Club Football after “Five Treatments” with Financial Fair Play: Time for an Assessment, in International Journal of Financial Studies, 2018, 6(4), 97.

The effect of fast trading on price discovery and efficiency: Evidence from a betting exchange, in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 156C, 126-143, (with P. Bizzozero and R. Flepp).

Flepp R., Nüesch S., & Franck E. (2017). The Liquidity Advantage Of The Quote-Driven Market: Evidence from the betting industry, in The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2017, 64, 306-317, (with R. Flepp and S. Nüesch).

Do Casinos Pay Their Customers To Become Risk-Averse? Revising the House Money Effect in a Field Experiment, in Experimental Economics, 2017, 20, 736-754, (with M. Rüdisser and R. Flepp). 10.1007/s10683-016-9509-9

Brechot, M., Nüesch S., & Franck E. (2017). Does Sports Activity Improve Health? Representative Evidence Using Local Density of Sports Facilities as an Instrument, in Applied Economics, 2017, 49 (48), 4871-4884, (with M. Brechot and S. Nüesch).

The Importance of Suspense and Surprise in Entertainment Demand: Evidence from Wimbledon, in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 130, 47-63, (with P. Bizzozero and R. Flepp).

Does Bettor Sentiment Affect Bookmaker Pricing?, in Journal of Sports Economics, 2016, 17 (1), 3-11, (with R. Flepp and S. Nüesch).

Managers’ External Social Ties at Work: Blessing or Curse for the Firm?, in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization , 2015, 109, 203-216, (with L. Brandes and M. Brechot).

Financial Fair Play in European Club Football –What is it all about?, in International Journal of Sport Finance, 2014, 9, 193-217. RePEc

The Group Size and Loyalty of Football Fans: A Two-Stage Estimation Procedure to Compare Customer Potential Across Teams, in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2013,  176 (2), 347-369, (with L. Brandes and P. Theiler). JSTOR

Inter-market Arbitrage in Betting, in Economica, 80, 300-325, (with E. Verbeek and S. Nüesch)

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