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Dr Sam Richardson

Senior Lecturer

School of Economics and Finance

I have been at Massey since 1994 when I began as a first year student studying Applied Economics. I was a Graduate Assistant in 1998, an Assistant Lecturer from 1999-2001 and have been a Lecturer since 2002. I have taught several papers, predominantly principles and intermediate microeconomics papers. I have been fortunate to receive a number of Massey teaching awards throughout my career.

I am presently a member of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE), and have been a member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) and the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), and the Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ). I have presented research at several Australasian conferences, including TERNZ, HERDSA, SMAANZ and NZAE Annual Conferences.

I am presently coordinating and teaching the 115.106 Economics paper. I am also involved in the delivery of the 115.745 Economics - Applied and International paper in the Massey MBA programme.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 3569099 ext. 84065
    Location: 4.13, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2011)
  • Master of Applied Economics - Massey University (2000)
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics - Massey University (1997)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests are mainly in the economics of sport. My PhD in Economics examined the justification for public spending on sports events and stadiums in New Zealand. I was also involved in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) national research project 'Unlocking Student Learning' from 2006-2008, which involved the development of learning enhancement initiatives in large first year university papers. I am presently working with a colleague in the School of People, Environment and Planning on the role of rugby as a sustainable livelihood option in Fiji.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Economics (140200): Economics (140000): Public Economics- Public Choice (140213)

Keywords

The economics of sports; the economics of sports events and facilities.

Research Outputs

Journal

Stewart-Withers, R., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2017). Talanoa: A contemporary qualitative methodology for sport management. Sport Management Review. 20(1), 55-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Richardson, SA. (2016). Does stadium construction create jobs and boost incomes? The realised economic impacts of sports facilities in New Zealand. New Zealand Economic Papers. 50(2), 153-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2011). What will the Rugby World Cup be worth to New Zealand?. : The Conversation
[Internet publication]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S. (2009). Pop Econ - making economics more accessible. Economic Tools for Schools. 9(1), 8-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2007). Scalping: Regulation and economic assessment. Economic Tools for Schools. 7(1), 2-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Richardson, S.

Book

Richardson, SA. (2017). The economics of sport. In P. BRADBURY, & I. O'Boyle (Eds.) Understanding Sport Management: International Perspectives. (pp. 198 - 211). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Richardson, S.Edited by: Bradbury, P.
Richardson, SA.(2013). Revisiting the first ten years: Assessing the case for government involvement in the construction of Wellington's Westpac Stadium. School of Economics and Finance, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2012). Estimating the value of provincial rugby in New Zealand: The case of Wanganui. School of Economics and Finance, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2012). Justification for Government involvement in the hosting of sports events: Do projected impacts materialise?. School of Economics and Finance, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2012). Build the stadium - create jobs and boost incomes? The realised economic impacts of sports facilities in New Zealand. School of Economics and Finance, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Gratton, C., & Richardson, SA. (2012). Sport in the global marketplace. In S. Leberman, C. Collins, & L. Trenberth (Eds.) Sport Business Management in New Zealand and Australia. (pp. 81 - 101). South Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning
[Chapter]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2005). To subsidise or not to subsidise: A game theory explanation for the subsidisation of sports events and facilities. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2005). Determinants of attendance and the value of consumption benefits for provincial rugby in New Zealand: The case of Wanganui 1972-1994. Massey University, Department on Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2005). Oasis or mirage? Assessing the impact of the Westpac Stadium on the Wellington economy: An ex post analysis. Department of Applied and International Economics, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2002). Efficiency estimation using the stochastic production frontier approach: Evidence from the National Rugby League. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2002). Revisiting the income and growth effects of professional sport franchises: Does success matter?. Department of Applied and International Economics, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA.(2000). The modelling and estimation of the on-field production process in rugby league: The case of the national rugby league. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.

Thesis

Richardson, S. (2010). Assessing the economic justification for government involvement in sports facilities and events in New Zealand. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Richardson, S.

Report

Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Increasing the Value of Sports-generated Remittances into the Pacific: Research Report 2: Fieldwork.. ( Report No. 2). MFAT.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Increasing the value of sports-generated remittances into the Pacific. ( Report No. 1). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014). Maximising Rugby-generated Remittances to Promote Economic and Human Development. ( Report No. 3).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Richardson, SA., Suddaby, GT., Weatherstone, A., O'Hara, D., Patel, FF., & Naidoo, K.(2011). Massey University case study: Institutional report on the teaching and learning enhancement initiative at Massey University. (Report No. Case Study 4). http://www.tlri.org.nz: Teaching and Learning Research Initiative
[Technical Report]Authored by: Richardson, S.

Conference

Sewabu, K., Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S.(2014, November 18). Financial Literacy and Pacific Professional Players: Valuing and Making the Most of Sport Generated Remittances to the Pacific.. , Paper presented at the Massey University 7th Annual Pasifika Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K.Sport Generated Remittances into the Pacific: Understanding the Complexities.. . Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Richardson, S., & Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013). Unpacking the rugby dream: Rugby Union as a sustainable livelihoods Option for iTaukei, Indigenous Fijian. (pp. 45 - 45). , Sport Management Australian and New Zealand Association Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, S. (2012). Rugby as sustainable livelihoods option for the Pacific: a case study of grassroots Fiji. (pp. 88 - 89). , Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network Conference.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., & Richardson, SA. (2012, December). Rugby as sustainable livelihoods option for the Pacific: A case study of grassroots Fiji. Presented at International Development Conference 2012. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2012, June). Economic impact studies as justification for government involvement in the hosting of sports events: Do impacts materialise?. Presented at 53rd Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2011). Justification for Government involvement in the hosting of sports events: Do economic impacts materialise?. , Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 17th Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2011, November). Justification for Government involvement in the hosting of sports events: Do economic impacts materialise?. Presented at Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand 17th Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S., & Patel, F.(2009). Looking back, moving forward: Reviewing economics curriculum for 2009 and beyond. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S., & Patel, F. (2009, July). Looking back, moving forward: Reviewing economics curriculum for 2009 and beyond. Presented at New Zealand Association of Economists 50th Annual Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA., Patel, FF, ., & Naidoo, K, . (2008). Intervention in assessment: Enhancing student learning or performance, or both?. , Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 31st Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA., Patel, F., & Naidoo, K. (2008, July). Intervention in assessment: Enhancing student learning or performance, or both?. Presented at 31st Annual HERDSA Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Naidoo, K., Parker, L., Richardson, SA., Suddaby, GT., & Stein, S. (2008, July). Engaging academic developer and teacher colleagues in university communities: Insights and issues from a New Zealand collaboration project. Presented at 31st Annual HERDSA Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Suddaby, GT., Naidoo, K., Weatherstone, A., O'Hara, D., Richardson, S., Alter, E., . . . Patel, F.(2007, December). Enhancing assessment strategies: The impact on student learning. . Retreived from http://www.nzare.org.nz/conference2007/2007_conference.html
[Conference]Authored by: O'Hara, D., Richardson, S.
Patel, F., Richardson, SA., & Naidoo, K. (2007, July). Nurturing academic developer-teacher partnerships: Issues from the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiative national project. Presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Patel, F., Richardson, SA., & Naidoo, K. (2007, July). Impacting student learning through modifications in the use of assessment tools: A case study from the teaching and learning enhancement initiative (TLEI) national project. Presented at 30th Annual HERDSA Conference. Adelaide, SA, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2001, July). Revisiting the income and growth effects of professional sport franchises: Does success matter?. Presented at Industry Economics Conference 2001. Melbourne Business School, Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.

Other

Stewart-Withers, RR., Sewabu, K., & Richardson, S. (2014, July). ‘Understanding the Value of Sport Generated Remittances into the Pacific: A Feasibility Study: Samoa, Tonga and Fiji’.. In Seminar Series Speaker, Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Stewart-Withers, RR., Richardson, S., & Sewabu, K. (2014, August). ‘Maximising Rugby-related Remittances to Promote Economic and Human Development’.. In Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Aid Division, Wellington..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S., Stewart-Withers, R.
Richardson, SA. (2011). What will the Rugby World Cup be worth to New Zealand?. The Conversation
[Other]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S. (2011, April). Are sports facilities and events good public investments?. In Rotary Club of Terrace End. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S. (2011). Weekend edition: Feature interview.
[Other]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S. (2011). The Panel with David McPhail and Irene Gardiner (Part 2).
[Other]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S. (2011). The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Rosemary McLeod (Part 2).
[Other]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, S. (2010). Eyes on the cup. (pp. A6 - A6).
[Other]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2007). "Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3": Student behaviour in online assessment. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2004). The effect of Westpac Stadium on employment and wages in the Wellington economy. Professional Development Progamme for Economics Teachers
[Other]Authored by: Richardson, S.
Richardson, SA. (2000). Free markets, equity and efficiency. (pp. 2 - 4). Massey University, Centre for Public Policy Evaluation
[Other]Authored by: Richardson, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Teaching

Principles and intermediate-level microeconomics.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Giovanni Camacho Murillo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Tourism demand: undestanding its determinants and contribution to poverty alleviation in Colombia

Media and Links

Media

  • 01 Feb 2015 - Online, Magazine, Newspaper
    Two world cups - but where's the money?
    Due to my research expertise, I was invited by External Relations at Massey University to comment on the expected economic benefits associated with the 2015 Cricket World Cup and FIFA U20 World Cup, b

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