Themis is a recognised expert in the economic modelling of the sport economy. He has modelled the UK, national and regional sport economy using the National Income Accounting methodology, and has constructed the Sport Satellite Account of the UK. He has a wealth of experience in analysing large sport-related databases (such as Active People Survey). He has participated in many European projects, including the evaluation of the Sport Satellite Methodology (together with SPEA). A point of interest is how increases in sport participation affect the economy, and vice versa, how the changes in the economic conditions influence sport participation.
Themis is a leading economist in sport-economics and sport/leisure participation in the UK. He is the editor and economist of the publications Sport Market Forecasts and Leisure Markets Forecasts.
Health And Wellbeing
Sport and Leisure Economics
- Sport Industry Research Centre
Australia- social impact of sport
Golf Satellite Accounts EU Sport Satellite Account Methodology
EU- Study on Contribution of Sport to Regional Development through Structural Funds
DCMS: UK Sport Satellite Accounts
Sport England -Olympics: Sport Participation Legacy DCMS- GVA in sport related construction activity
Sheffield Council- Valuing the contribution of the outdoor economy in Sheffield Sport Northern Ireland- Assessing the economic impact of outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland
Sport England: The effects of the current economic conditions on sports participation New Economy- The Value of Football to Greater Manchester
EU- “Study on the Contribution of Sport to Economic Growth and Employment in the EU” DCMS-Research on child-participation on sport and culture by integrating child and adult datasets into a single entity.
SPEA (Austria)- collaborator
Public University of Navarre, Spain University of Kent
European Commission DCMS
Sport England Sport Northern Ireland
Sport Scotland Sport Wales
Kokolakakis, T., Lera Lopez, F., & Ramchandani, G. (2018). Did London 2012 deliver a sports participation legacy? Sport Management Review. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2018.04.004
Kokolakakis, T., Castellanos-García, P., & Lera-López, F. (2017). Differences in formal and informal sports participation at regional level in England. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 9 (3), 491-504. http://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2017.1287757
Kokolakakis, T., Pappous, A., & Meadows, S. (2015). The impact of the Free Swimming Programme in a local community in the South East of England : giving with one hand, taking away with the other. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12 (4), 4461-4480. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120404461
Kokolakakis, T., Ramchandani, G., & Coleman, R. (2015). Attendance patterns and factors affecting participation in organized walks: an investigation of Natural England's Walking for Health programme. World Leisure Journal, 57 (2), 104-117. http://doi.org/10.1080/16078055.2015.1034341
Kokolakakis, T., Lera-López, F., & Castellanos, P. (2014). Regional differences in sports participation: the case of Local Authorities in England. International Journal of Sport Finance, 9 (2), 149-171. http://fitpublishing.com/articles/regional-differences-sports-participation-case-local-authorities-england
Ramchandani, G., Kokolakakis, T., & Coleman, R. (2014). Factors influencing the inspirational effect of major sports events on audience sport participation behaviour. World Leisure Journal, 56 (3), 220-235. http://doi.org/10.1080/16078055.2014.938296
Kokolakakis, T., Lera-López, F., & Panagouleas, T. (2012). Analysis of the determinants of sports participation in Spain and England. Applied Economics, 44 (21), 2785-2798. http://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2011.566204
Shibli, S., & Wilson, R. (2011). Budgeting and budgetary control in sport. In Trenberth, L., & Hassan, D. (Eds.) Managing sport business : an introduction. (pp. 185-208). Routledge: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415570299/
Dr Paul Donnelly
Several appearances on BBC on the topic of Sport participation, Gambling and the Sport Economy. The Financial Times have highlighted the report on the Economic value of Football to Greater Manchester. Regular contributions to Leisure Media about the economic value of Leisure.