Whichever team wins the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 – the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers – the economy of the winning team’s region can expect some additional income as a result of the win, according to Dr. Michael Davis, interim chair and associate professor of economics at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Davis has studied the economic impact of successful National Football League franchises. His research group found that NFL teams that win 10 or 11 games – usually enough to make the playoffs – spur about $100 additional income per capita into their communities. A team that wins the Super Bowl would bring even more “bonus” per capita to that team’s local economy, Davis says.
Davis holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of California, San Diego. He joined Missouri S&T in 2001 and has taught courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, sports economics, money and banking, public finance, international finance, and economic statistics.
Davis is available for commentary on the economic impact of this year's Super Bowl game. To arrange a time, please contact Delia Croessmann, [email protected], 573-201-0913.