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Themistocles Kokolakakis

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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.


About

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.

Teaching

Health And Wellbeing

Sport and Leisure Economics

Economics
Econometrics

Statistics

Research

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

Publications

Journal articles

Goldsmith, S., & Kokolakakis, T. (2021). A cost-effectiveness evaluation of Dance to Health: a dance-based falls prevention exercise programme in England. Public Health, 198, 17-21. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.06.020

Potwarka, L., Ramchandani, G., Castellanos García, P., Kokolakakis, T., Teare, G., & Jiang, K. (2021). Beyond the Host Nation: An Investigation of Trickle-Down Effects in the “Hometowns” of Canadian Athletes who Competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. European Sport Management Quarterly. http://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2021.1941182

Castellanos-García, P., Kokolakakis, T., Shibli, S., Downward, P., & Bingham, J. (2021). Membership of English sport clubs: A dynamic panel data analysis of the trickle-down effect. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 13 (1), 105-122. http://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2021.1877170

Kokolakakis, T., & Lera-Lopez, F. (2020). Sport Promotion through Sport Mega-Events. An Analysis for Types of Olympic Sports in London 2012. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (17), e6193. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176193

Davies, L., & Kokolakakis, T. (2019). Fit as a Fiddle. HCM Handbook 2019.

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. (2014). Critical thinking for sports students. EUROPEAN SPORT MANAGEMENT QUARTERLY, 14 (3), 319-321. http://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2013.877950

Kokolakakis, T. (2013). Active Nation Gets a boost. Sports Management Handbook.

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

Kokolakakis, T., Nichols, G., Taylor, P., James, M., & Garrett, R. (2004). Voluntary activity in UK Sport. Voluntary Action -London- Institute for Volunteering Research, 6 (2).

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2003). A bright future. Leisure Management, 23 (8).

Kokolakakis, T., Shibli, S., Taylor, P., Gratton, C., & Nichols, G. (1999). The characteristics of volunteers in UK sports clubs. European journal of sport management, 6.

Kokolakakis, T., & GRATTON, C. (1997). The leisure revolution. Leisure Management, 17 (6).

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (1997). Show of hands: The contribution made by volunteers to sport. Sport Management, 17 (10).

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (1997). Financial games. Leisure Management, 17 (7).

Conference papers

Kokolakakis, T., & Cingiene, V. (2019). An Estimation Of Consumer Spending on Sport In Lithuania and the Associated Impacts of Sport in terms of GVA and Employment. In 27th EASM European Sport Management Conference, Seville 3-6 September.

Kokolakakis, T., Shibli, S., Garcia, C., Downward, P., Wicker, P., & Bingham, J. (2019). The 'Trickle-Down' Effect On Sports Club Membership in the UK. In 27th EASM European Sport Management Conference, Seville 3-6 September 2020.

Kokolakakis, T., 3. Shoji, , Kawashima, , Nagasawa, , Katsurada, , Fujita, , ... Sakamoto, (2019). Estimate of the Economic Scale of Japan’s Sports Industry through the Construction of a Sports Satellite Account in Japan. In 27th EASM European Sport Management Conference, Seville 3-6 September.

Kokolakakis, T., & Lera Lopez, F. (2019). The “trickle-down” effect in London 2012: Differences by sports. In 11th ESEA Conference, Gijon, Spain.

Kokolakakis, T., Shoji, , Kawashima, , Nagasawa, , Katsurada, , Fujita, , ... Sakamoto, (2019). The economic impact of sport in Japan through the construction of a Sport Satellite Account. In 11th ESEA Conference, Gijon, Spain.

Kokolakakis, T., Garcia, C., Downward, P., Shibli, S., Wicker, P., & Bingham, J. (2019). The 'Trickle-Down' Effect On Sports Club Membership in the UK. In 11th ESEA Conference, Gijon, Spain.

Kokolakakis, T., & Grohall, G. (2018). The economic impact of sport through the construction of a pan-European Sport Satellite Account. In 10th ESEA conference on sport Economics, Liverpool.

Kokolakakis, T., Davies, L., & Jethmalani, S. (2017). Measuring the impact of sports stadia on property prices: A hedonic analysis of the Etihad Stadium, UK. In 9th ESEA conference on sport economics, Paderborn (Germany).

Kokolakakis, T., & Fernando, L.L. (2015). Structural changes in sports participation in England following the 2012 London Olympics. In 7th ESEA Conference on Sport Economics – Zurich.

Kokolakakis, T., & Lera Lopez, F. (2013). Sports participation in the English regions. In 4th ESEA conference on sport economics, London.

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2011). Sport Satellite Accounts: The European Project. In 19th Conference of European Association for Sport Management.

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2011). A Satellite Account for Sport: A European Project. In 11th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects, 11-14 July, 2011, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece.

Kokolakakis, T., Gratton, C., & Panagouleas, T. (2008). An econometric model of the determination of sports participation in England. In 16th EASM Conference, Heidelberg, Germany.

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2005). Trends in sports participation in Britain: 1977–2002. In 12th EASM European Sport Management Congress, Newcastle, UK.

Kokolakakis, T. (2004). The Economic Impact of Sport in the UK In 2002. Economic Trends And Methodology. In IASE Conference Papers.

Kokolakakis, T. (1999). Leisure volunteering: The economic significance of volunteering in the UK. In 7th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management. EASM.

Kokolakakis, T. (1997). The economic impact of sport in the UK. In 5th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management.

Book chapters

Kokolakakis, T., Gratton, C., & Gunther, G. (2019). The Economic Value of Sport. In The SAGE Handbook of Sport Economics. SAGE

Kokolakakis, T., Gratton, C., & Gunther, G. (2019). The Economic Value of Sport. In The SAGE Handbook of Sport Economics. SAGE

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2018). Sport in the Global Marketplace (Chapter 2). In Managing Sport Business: An Introduction (2nd Edition). (2nd). Routledge

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2017). UNITED KINGDOM: Dominance of the Commercial Sector in the Sport Market. In The Private Sport Sector in Europe. (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-61310-9_19). Springer, Cham

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2015). Are sports club members big spenders? In Sport Funding and Finance. CRC Press

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2013). Sport in the global marketplace. In Managing Sport Business. (1st). Routledge

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2005). Forecasting consumer expenditure on leisure. In Essential Data Skills, Leisure and Tourism. TSO

Books

Taylor, P. (Ed.). (2012). Torkildsen's Sport and Leisure Management. (Sixth). Routledge.

Reports

Kokolakakis, T., Christy, E., & Davies, L. (2020). The economic importance of sport and physical activity in England. Sport England. https://sportengland-production-files.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/2020-09/Economic%20importance%20of%20sport%20and%20physical%20activity.pdf?iCexEpBSeom2xu2uWfoAYacI2VwGbvK6

Shibli, S., Coleman, R., Kokolakakis, T., & Edmondson, L. (2020). COVID-19 AND EVIDENCE OF ITS IMPACT ON GOLF - Response to the DCMS Select Committee on Sport. The R&A.

Kokolakakis, T. (2020). Assessing the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Northern Ireland, 2017.Distribution of the Impact per Council.

Kokolakakis, T., & Grohall, G. (2019). The Sport Satellite Account of Belgium 2019.

Kokolakakis, T. (2019). Sport Satellite Account for the UK -2016.

Kokolakakis, T., & Goldsmith, S. (2019). Dance to Health: An economic evaluation of a dance intervention in the number of falls among the elderly.

Kokolakakis, T. (2019). Assessing the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Northern Ireland, 2019. http://www.sportni.net/sportni/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/OREI.pdf

Rowe, N. (2019). Sports participation in Scotland: trends and future prospects A report commissioned by the Observatoryfor Sport in Scotland.

Kokolakakis, T., Shibli, S., Downward, P., Wicker, P., & Garcia, P.C. (2019). Replicating the Weimar et al 2015 Study.

Kokolakakis, T., & Development Bank of Japan, (2018). Construction of a Sport Satellite Account for Japan.

Kokolakakis, T., & Grohall, G. (2018). Technical support in the EU Members States for the development of SSAs.

Kokolakakis, T., & VVA, (2018). Improve Economic and Policy Knowledge in the Field of Sport Related Industries with particular focus on Sporting Goods Sector.

SIRC, (2018). Economic Impact of the Open-Carnoustie.

Kokolakakis, T. (2018). 11. Street Games: examination of sport related leisure spending.

Coleman, R., & Ramchandani, G. (2018). Economic Impact of The 2018 Open, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland. The R&A, Visit Scotland.

Davies, L., & Kokolakakis, T. (2018). Measuring the social and economic importance of sport in Wales. Report 2: The Economic Importance of Sport in Wales 2016/17. Sport Wales.

Kokolakakis, T., & Grohall, G. (2018). Study on the economic impact of sport through sport satellite accounts. European Commission. https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/865ef44c-5ca1-11e8-ab41-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-71256399

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2017). Economic value of community club-based sport in Australia.A joint project by the Australian Sports Commission and the Griffith Business School at Griffith University.

Davies, L., Shibli, S., Kokolakakis, T., & Ramchandani, G. (2017). Active Lives Adult Survey: Understanding mental wellbeing, individual development and social and community development in the context of participation and volunteering in sport and physical activity. Sport England. https://sportengland-production-files.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/active-lives-adult-survey-detailed-report-december-2017.pdf

Kokolakakis, T., Davis, L., Shibli, S., & Ramchandani, G. (2017). Mental wellbeing, individual and community development analysis.Presentation. https://sportengland-production-files.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/active-lives-adult-survey-report-december-2017.pdf

Kokolakakis, T., & Shibli, S. (2017). The Economic Importance of Olympic and Paralympic Sport. http://www.uksport.gov.uk/~/media/files/full-economic-impact-report.pdf?la=en

Davies, L., Shibli, S., Kokolakakis, T., Griffiths, K., & Ramchandani, G. (2017). Active Lives Adult Survey: Understanding mental wellbeing, individual development and social and community development in the context of participation and volunteering in sport and physical activity (May 16-17). Technical report. Sport England.

Kokolakakis, T., & CSES, (2016). Study on the contribution of sport to regional development through the structural funds. http://ec.europa.eu/assets/eac/sport/library/studies/structural-funds-practical-guidance_en.pdf

Ramchandani, G., & Kokolakakis, T. (2016). Longitudinal Analysis of Sport Volunteering Using the Taking Part Survey. Sport England.

Kokolakakis, T. (2016). Economic importance of Sport in Scotland 1998-2014. https://sportscotland.org.uk/media-imported/2479775/economic-importance-of-sport-in-scotland-1998-2014.pdf

Kokolakakis, T., SpEA, , & Hogeschool, (2016). Study on National Sport Satellite Accounts in the EU. Report prepared for the European Commission. European Commission. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Willem_De_Boer/publication/316880642_Study_on_national_Sport_Satellite_Accounts_SSAs_in_the_EU/links/5915bf0b4585152e199f5dea/Study-on-national-Sport-Satellite-Accounts-SSAs-in-the-EU.pdf

Kokolakakis, T., & Shibli, S. (2016). A Satellite Account for Golf in the Republic of Ireland. http://www.epageflip.net/i/803568-a-satellite-account-for-golf-in-the-republic-of-ireland

Kokolakakis, T., & Shibli, S. (2016). A Satellite Account for Golf in the UK. http://www.sportsthinktank.com/uploads/economic-impact-of-golf.pdf

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Kokolakakis, T., & Barrett, D. (2016). Economic impact of the Porter Valley. National Trust / Sheffield City Council.

Kokolakakis, T. (2016). UK Sport Satellite Account, 2012, 2014 and 2015. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/583785/Sport_Satellite_Account_2012__2014___2015.pdf

Kokolakakis, T. (2015). UK sport satellite account, 2011 and 2012: The sport industry research report.

Kokolakakis, T. (2015). 2009 Sport Satellite Accounts for the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/404394/Sport_Satellite_Account_for_the_UK_2009.pdf

Coleman, R., & Ramchandani, G. (2015). The Economic and Media Impacts of The 2015 Open Golf at St Andrews in Scotland. The R&A.

Kokolakakis, T. (2015). UK Sport Satellite Account, 2011 and 2012. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/450258/UK_Sport_Satellite_Account__2011_and_2012.pdf

Kokolakakis, T. (2015). Economic Importance of Sport in Northern Ireland. http://www.sportni.net/sportni/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Economic-Importance-of-Sport-in-Northern-Ireland-2013.pdf

Gratton, C., Skinner, J., Ramchandani, G., & Kokolakakis, T. (2015). Sports participation changes in London following London 2012 with national and international comparisons. London Sport. https://files.datapress.com/sport/migrate/LSR25%20London%20Sport%20-%20European%20City%20Comparison%20Report%20(Loughborough).pdf

Kokolakakis, T. (2015). 2004-2008 Sport Satellite Accounts for the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/404387/Sport_Satellite_Account_for_the_UK_2008.pdf

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Kokolakakis, T., & Barrett, D. (2014). Everything grows outside–including jobs and the economy. Valuing the contribution of the outdoor economy in Sheffield. Summary report. Sheffield CIty Council. http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/content/images/fromassets/100_3329_161014125319.pdf

Gregory, M., Davies, L., Kokolakakis, T., & Barrett, D. (2014). Everything grows outside - including jobs and the economy. Valuing the contribution of the outdoor economy in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council.

Kokolakakis, T. (2014). Assessing the economic impact of outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland. http://www.sportni.net/sportni/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Economic-Impact.pdf

Shibli, S., Kokolakakis, T., & Davies, L. (2014). Child taking part survey: multivariate analysis of the determinants of child participation in arts, sport, heritage, museums and libraries. DCMS.

Kokolakakis, T. (2014). GVA in sport related construction activity in 2010. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/404403/SIRC-construction_estimate_2010.pdf

Kokolakakis, T., & Cambridge Econometrics, (2013). Analysing the value of football to Greater Manchester; A final report submitted to New Economy. http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fneweconomymanchester.com%2Fdownloads%2F2416-280613-Technical-Report-pdf&ei=F4NsVZzXCIH2sAGg_4CwBA&usg=AFQjCNG9jVPcPqiwi5V5QEo1X7MDw5cHHA&sig2=XcJyCrdr7lCR

Kokolakakis, T., Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland, , SPEA, , Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, , Meerwaarde Sport en Economie, , & FESI, (2012). Study on the contribution of sport to economic growth and employment in the EU. http://ec.europa.eu/sport/library/studies/study-contribution-spors-economic-growth-final-rpt.pdf

Coleman, R., Kokolakakis, T., & Ramchandani, G. (2012). Walking for Health Attendance study: An analysis of attendance patterns of Walking for Health participants. (NECR098). Natural England. http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/2181481

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (2012). The effects of the current economic conditions on sport participation. https://sportengland-production-files.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/the-effects-of-economic-conditions-on-sports-participation.pdf

Kokolakakis, T., & Panagouleas, T. (2012). A Manual for the Construction of a Sport Satellite Account (SSA).

Kokolakakis, T. (2011). 2004-2006 Sport Satellite Account for the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/2004-06-sport-satellite-account-report

Kokolakakis, T. (2010). Assessment of Economic Impact of Sport in Ireland.

Kokolakakis, T., Taylor, P., Gratton, C., Nichols, G., & Holmes, K. (2004). Sports volunteering in England 2002: A report for Sport England.

Kokolakakis, T., Gratton, C., & Taylor, P. (2003). Sports volunteering in England 2002: A report for Sport England.

Kokolakakis, T. (2001). Sport Market Forecasts 2001-2005.

Kokolakakis, T. (2000). Leisure Forecasts 2000-2004.

Kokolakakis, T. (1999). Leisure Forecasts 1999-2003.

Kokolakakis, T., Gratton, C., Taylor, P., & Bovaird, A. (1997). A Review of the Economic Importance of Sport Studies.

Kokolakakis, T., & Gratton, C. (1997). Economic impact of sport in England 1995.

Other publications

Kokolakakis, T. (2020). The economic impact of outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland. SPARC SEMINAR, SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ABicb2GSk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0K7C_Uq8xncS8E-9g_SryQTyKV9C1Be9cRsGFRyD2Sh9Y-0e-lF9McO5I

Kokolakakis, T., & Ramchandani, G. (2008). Looking ahead. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Postgraduate supervision

Saba Massoud

Dr Paul Donnelly

Media

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.

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