Dr. Losak, a class of 2016 Syracuse University sport management graduate, joined SU’s faculty in Fall 2019. Prior to SU, he served as a graduate assistant and Koch Fellow in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University, completing his Ph.D. in economics before age 25. At Syracuse, Losak teaches Sport Economics and Sport Data Analysis. His prior teaching experience includes teaching assistant for Sport Economics, teaching assistant and head teaching assistant for Undergraduate Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics, and teaching assistant for Managerial 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’s research focus is in sports economics, particularly sport labor markets and betting markets. He is published in Managerial Finance and in the Academy of Economics and Finance Journal. He has given several conference presentations, including the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference, First NAASE Virtual Economics Conference, 2020 North American Association of Sports Economists Virtual Conference, 2020 Eastern Economic Association meetings, and the 2019 European Sport Economic Association conference in Gijon, Spain.
Losak is 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 is also the recipient of travel grants from the Institute for Humane Studies Hayek Fund and Clemson Graduate Travel Grant Service. Losak, who was named a 2016 Falk College Class Marshal and a Falk College Scholar while at Syracuse University, also serves on the Department of Sport Management’s Emerging Leaders Council. Losak is co-advisor of the Sport Management Club and the Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club.
Losak earned his Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University in 2019 and his Bachelor of Science in sport management from Syracuse University in 2016.
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