Dr. Losak, a class of 2016 Syracuse University sport management graduate, joined SU’s faculty in Fall 2019. At Syracuse, he teaches courses in sport analytics and sport economics, as well as co-advises the Sport Management Club, Sport Analytics Living Learning Community, Baseball Stats and Sabermetrics Club, and Football Analytics Blitz competition.
Losak’s research covers three pillars: the economics of sport wagering markets, the economics of college athletics, and the business of baseball and other sport labor markets. He has presented his research at each of the past four SABR Analytics Conferences in Phoenix, Arizona, in addition to presentations domestically (Boston, Kansas City, Memphis, NYC, Portland, Washington D.C.), internationally (Finland, Spain, Switzerland), and virtually. His research has been published in journals including the Journal of Sport Economics, International Journal of Sport Finance, Academy of Economics and Finance Journal, Managerial Finance, and Journal of Prediction Markets.
Prior to joining Syracuse University, Losak was a Koch Fellow in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University, completing his Ph.D. in economics. In the sports industry, he was a baseball analytics consultant for Wasserman Media Group, marketing analytics consultant for The Madison Square Garden Company, and analytics intern for the Auburn Doubledays. Losak was the recipient of a Junior Researcher Award for the 2018 Sports, Data and Journalism Conference at the University of Zurich; and the Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award at the 2018 Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference. He was also the recipient of travel grants from the Institute for Humane Studies Hayek Fund and Clemson Graduate Travel Grant Service.
Losak earned his Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University in 2019. He earned a B.S. in sport management from Syracuse University’s Falk College in 2016. He was named a 2016 Falk College Class Marshal and a Falk College Scholar while at Syracuse University.
Ph.D. in Economics, Clemson University, 2019
B.S. in Sport Management, Syracuse University, 2016
Sports economics, sport labor markets and betting markets.
SAL 213 - Sport Data Analysis I
SPM 365 - Sport Economics