Andy Schwarz: Sports Economist featured In The Business of Amateurs

by Amy Goodwin on August 6, 2016

Andy Schwarz is an antitrust economist with a subspecialty in sports economics. He has served as an expert in a variety of cases, both state and federal. Notably, Mr. Schwarz was the case manager for the NFL’s economic expert in L.A. Raiders v. NFL and for Plaintiffs’ economic experts in O’Bannon v. NCAA and the economic expert for the Keller v. NCAA settlement class. He has testified to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce and served on another U.S. Congressional panel on college sports.

Mr. Schwarz has been featured on ESPN, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Sports on Earth, and USA Today, as well as in the book “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.” He is a frequent contributor to Vice Sports and Deadspin and has written for Slate,, and His academic papers analyze secondary ticket markets, law and economics topics, NCAA bylaws, and the economics of virtual goods. He has co-authored a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics. Mr. Schwarz holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA (Class of ’94) as well as an A.B. in History from Stanford University and an M.A. in History from Johns Hopkins.

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