Prof. Dr. Helmut M. Dietl

Founding Member & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Professor of Services & Operations Management
Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich


Plattenstrasse 14

Room PLM-G-210

CH-8032 Zürich

+41 (0)44 634 53 11

+41 (0)44 634 53 29              

Short Bio

Helmut Dietl is the chairman of the Center for Research in Sports Administration and a full professor at the Chair for Services & Operations Management at University of Zurich. He has published many research papers in the field of theoretical and empirical sports economics. Helmut Dietl is the associate editor of the Journal of Sports Economics and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Sport Finance. He regularly writes an economics column on; together with Egon Franck, he has published a book on sports economics "Millisekunden und Milliarden - 30 Analysen zur Ökonomie des Sports".

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Selected Publications

“Does Gender Matter? An Empirical Comparison of Female and Male Coaching”,  forthcoming, in Sport Management Review, 2018, (with C. Gomez-Gonzalez and C. Nesseler),

Why taxing executives' bonuses can foster risk-taking behavior, in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE, 2016, 172(4), 645-664, (with M. Grossmann and M. Lang).

Spillovers in sports leagues with promotion and relegation, in Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2015,  62(1), 59-74, (with M. Grossmann, A. Hefti, and M. Lang).

Heterogeneous outside options in contests, in European Journal of Political Economy, 2015, 37, 280-287, (with M. Grossmann).

The impact of complexity on knowledge transfer in manufacturing networks, in Production and Operations Management, 2014,  23(11), 1886-1898, (with M. Lang, P. Deflorin, and E. Lucas).

Learning Through Inaccurate Replication, n Academy of Management Proceedings, 2013, 2013(1), 455-460,  (with D. Martignoni, M. Lang, and E. Lucas)

Incentive effects of bonus taxes in a principal-agent model, in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 89, 93-104, (with M. Grossmann, M. Lang, and S, Wey).

The effect of salary caps in professional team sports on social welfare, in The BE journal of economic analysis & policy, 2009, 9(1), (with M. Lang and A. Rathke)

Overinvestment in team sports leagues: A contest theory model, in Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 55(3), 353-368, (with E. Franck and M. Lang) http://10.1111/j.1467-9485.2008.00457.x

The effect of gate revenue sharing on social welfare, in Contemporary Economic Policy, 2008, 26(3), 448-459, (with M. Lang).

Pay-TV versus Free-TV: A model of sports broadcasting rights sales, in Eastern Economic Journal, 2007, 33(3), 405-428, (with T. Hasan).