Dr. T.L.P.R. (Thomas) Peeters

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2014

Thomas Peeters is an associate professor at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) where he serves as the director of the Department of Applied Economics. He also coordinates the activities of the Erasmus Center for Applied Sports Economics (ECASE). Thomas is a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and a member of the Erasmus Research Institute in Management (ERIM). His teaching focuses on sports economics, firm strategy and industrial organization.

Before joining Erasmus, he obtained a PhD in applied economics at the University of Antwerp. He has worked as a PhD-fellow at the Flanders Research Foundation and visiting research fellow at the University of Michigan



Thomas studies questions on the intersection of strategy economics, innovation, industrial organization and sports economics. His work has appeared in journals such as Management Science, Economic Policy, Journal of Law, Economics, and OrganizationInternational Journal of Industrial OrganizationLabour EconomicsGlobal Strategy Journal and the International Journal of Forecasting. He won the 2022 ERIM Top Article Award for his work on the inventor labor market. In 2019, the Erasmus School of Economics recognized his efforts for research dissemination with the school's "Societal Impact Award". 


  • Academic (16)
    • Hoey, S., Peeters, T., & van Ours, J. (2023). The Impact of Absent Coworkers on Productivity in Teams. Labour Economics, 83, Article 102400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2023.102400

    • Peeters, T., Szymanski, S., & Tervio, M. (2022). The Survival of Mediocre Superstars in the Labor Market. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 38(3), 840-888. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1093/jleo/ewab035

    • Peeters, T. (2021). Remembering Stefan Kesenne (1950–2021). Journal of Sports Economics, 22(7), 739-743. https://doi.org/10.1177/15270025211039446

    • Peeters, T., Mills, B., Pennings, E., & Sung, H. (2021). Manager Migration, Learning-by-hiring and Cultural Distance in International Soccer. Global Strategy Journal, 11(3), 494-519. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1354

    • Bhaskarabhatla, A., Cabral, L., Hegde, D., & Peeters, T. (2021). Are inventors or firms the engines of innovation? Management Science, 67(6), 3899-3920. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2020.3646

    • Peeters, T. (2021). De Super League toont dat betere regulering van het betaald voetbal nodig is. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, (4798), 282-285.

    • Hoey, S., Peeters, T., & Principe, F. (2021). The transfer system in European football: A pro-competitive no-poaching agreement? International Journal of Industrial Organization, 75(March 2021), Article 102695. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijindorg.2020.102695

    • Peeters, T., & van Ours, J. (2021). Seasonal Home Advantage in English Professional Football; 1974-2018. De Economist, 169, 107-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-020-09372-z

    • Peeters, T., Salaga, S., & Juravich, M. (2020). Matching and Winning? The Impact of Upper and Middle Managers on Team Performance. Management Science, 66(6), 2291-2799. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2019.3323

    • Peeters, T. (2018). Testing the Wisdom of Crowds in the Field: Transfermarkt Valuations and International Soccer Results. International Journal of Forecasting, 34(1), 17-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2017.08.002

    • O'Connor, KL., Peeters, T., Szymanski, S., & Broglio, SP. (2017). Individual Impact Magnitude vs. Cumulative Magnitude for Estimating Concussion Odds. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 45(8), 1985-1992. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-017-1843-3

    • Peeters, T. (2015). Profit-maximizing Gate Revenue Sharing in Sports Leagues. Economic Inquiry, 53(2), 1275-1291. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12184

    • Peeters, T., Matheson, V., & Szymanski, S. (2014). Tourism and the 2010 World Cup: lessons for developing countries. Journal of African Economies, 23(2), 290-320. https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejt031

    • Peeters, T., & Szymanski, S. (2014). Financial Fair Play in European Football. Economic Policy, 29(78), 343-390. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0327.12031

    • Peeters, T. (2012). Media Revenue Sharing as a Coordination Device in Sports Leagues. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 30(2), 153-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijindorg.2011.07.004

    • Peeters, T. (2011). Broadcast Rights and Competitive Balance in European Soccer. International Journal of Sport Finance, 6(1), 23-40.

  • Academic (2)
    • Peeters, T., & Szymanski, S. (2014). Financial Fair Play: Winners and Losers on and off the Pitch. In Contemporary Research in Sports Economics: Proceedings of the 5th ESEA Conference (pp. 17-33). Peter Lang.

    • Matheson, V., Peeters, T., & Szymanski, S. (2012). If you Host it, will they come? Mega-Events and Tourism in South Africa. In C. Anagnostopoulos (Ed.), Contextualising Research in Sport: An International Perspective Athens Institute for Education and Research.

  • Academic (2)
    • Koning, R. H., Mierau, J., & Peeters, T. (2017). Guest editors' introduction. International Journal of Sport Finance, 12(3), 242-243.

    • Kesenne, S., & Peeters, T. (2015). SPECIAL ISSUE: Papers from the sixth European sport economics association conference: Guest editors' introduction. International Journal of Sport Finance, 10(3), 242-243.

  • Creation new Minor (BA-3) Sports @ Society, ESHCC with faculties of Economy (main coordinator) and Philosophy

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Office: Tinbergen Building H12-22
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