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Johan Rewilak

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division


Senior Lecturer in Sports Economics

Career overview

Johan Rewilak holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Leicester, a MSc from the University of Nottingham and attained his PhD in Economics at the University of Leicester.  Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University, Johan held a position at Aston Business School.

Research areas

Johan's research focuses on the economics and financing of sports. His current research investigates sports league policy and the economic impact of sporting mega events. Recently, Johan has secured external research funding from the BA Leverhulme Academy to investigate the economic impact of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Johan is happy to supervise PhD students in either of these areas.


Enclosed is a select list of Johan's recent publications.

Hayduk, T., Rewilak, J. (2022).What are the benefits of hosting a sporting mega event? Evidence from industrial firms in China. Journal of Sport Management 36, 188-129.

Rewilak, J. (2021). The (non) determinants of Olympic Success. Journal of Sports Economics 22, 546-570.

See all of Dr Johan Rewilak's publications...

Press expertise

Johan regularly provides media commentary to both regional and national broadcasters. He is fully media trained and comfortable to provide commentary across all a wide range of formats.

Johan has provided expert opinion on a wide range of issues in sports economics and sports finance as well as outlining the latest developments in his academic research, focusing on the determinants of success at the Olympic Games and the economic benefits from hosting mega sporting events.

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