Monday, July 7, 2008

Dan Rascher

Dan is the latest to have a baby this year! Last week. That makes at least four of us (along with Amato, Taguba, Scholz) with babies born in '08. I guess they will be the class of 2026??? We'll only be 58 then.

Dan writes:

My wife, Heather, and I live in Oakland (near Bill Rogers of '86) with our son Daniel Aidan (who's just over 2 and we call him "Aidan") and our new son Lucas Gardiner, who was born on June 27, 2008. I've attached pictures. Heather and I have been together for 10 years (married since Oct. 2001). We met at a consulting firm. Now, we run our own firm while I teach at U. of San Francisco.

Other '86ers I see are Scot Kobashigawa, Chris Gillis, Jim Meehan, Dan Moore, Mitch Hunter, Mike Borke, Jim Donaldson, Jimmy McManus, and Rudy Oest. We had a softball team until this year (beginning in 1990, when Jeff Ondeck started it...he's in Dallas now with wife and kids).

Daniel A. Rascher, Ph.D., President of Sports Economics

Daniel Rascher teaches and publishes research on sports business topics, and consults to the sports industry. He specializes in economics and finance and more specifically in industrial organization, antitrust, M&As, valuation, economic impact, market readiness, feasibility research, marketing research, damage analysis, strategy, and labor issues in the sports industry. Dr. Rascher founded SportsEconomics to enable sports enterprises to capitalize on the sports industry's transition from hobby status to multi-billion dollar industry. As Founder and President of SportsEconomics, LLC, Managing Partner at OSKR, LLC, and former Principal at LECG, LLC, his clients have included companies involved in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA, NCAA, minor league baseball, NHRA, AHL, Formula One racing, Champ Car racing, Premier League Football (soccer), professional cycling, media companies, sports commissions, local and state government, B2B enterprises, and IHRSA.

Dr. Rascher received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is Director of Academic Programs and Associate Professor for the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco (USF), where he also teaches courses in sports economics and finance and sports business research methods. Prior to joining USF, Dr. Rascher was an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has authored articles for academic and professional journals and book chapters in the sport management and economics fields, and has been interviewed hundreds of times by the media for his opinion on various aspects of the business of sports. He has testified as an expert witness in State Court and in a number of arbitration proceedings, and provided public testimony numerous times to local and state governments. Dr. Rascher serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Finance, and the Journal of the Quantitative Analysis of Sports.

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