Economics and Finance


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Dr Adam Cox

  • Qualifications: PhD (Portsmouth) MSc (Southampton), PgCert (Portsmouth) BSc (Portsmouth), FHEA
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Programmes
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844732
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  • Department: Economics and Finance
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I have a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Portsmouth, an MSc in Economics from the University of Southampton, and a PhD on 'Sports Economics' from the University of Portsmouth.

I am a Principal Lecturer in Economics and Finance, Director of Undergraduate economics courses, and Innovation Services lead for Portsmouth Business School.

My main strands of research are: Regional economics; environmental policy; economics of professional sports; corruption and malpractice. These areas of research are applications of economic theory and empirical tools to solve real world problems. Within Portsmouth Business School I am a Business Services Leader, facilitating business revenue growth that secures international commercial research and teaching contracts. The role includes new business development, relationship management and delivery of business services. Using internationally excellent research and teaching to deliver bespoke executive education, consultancy and applied research to a wide range of clients.

Teaching Responsibilities

I have coordinated and taught on a wide range of economics modules, some of the most interesting for me are teaching large audiences of non-specialists. I enjoy employing two key elements to teaching: Innovative ways to engage and teach entry level economics students with no previous training in the subject; and combining theoretical arguments with real world applications driven by internationally recognised research.


My PhD thesis investigated the impact of selling Premier League football broadcast rights on the demand for watching live matches. Internationally recognised journal articles have been published from this thesis, one of which has been awarded the Neil Rackham prize for research dissemination, appearing in a number of news and sports websites globally. More recent research has covered issues of research malpractice in economics, regional economics, and environmental policy.

Recent research funding has included the Horizon 2020 project PERCEIVE

Recent consultancy projects have estimated the economic impact of organisations and the projects they are seeking funding for. Then, once the funding is in place, projects include monitoring and evaluating the use of funding.

Current PhD supervision includes topics in sports economics and environmental policy.


Research profile

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