Dr Francesco Addesa, Senior Lecturer

Dr Francesco Addesa

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management, Researcher in Sport Economics.

Francesco is a Senior Lecturer for the BA in Sport Business Management course at Leeds Beckett University. His main fields of interest are Sport Economics and Sport Management.

He had previous academic experiences at University of East London and Birkbeck University of London, beside a professional experience as a marketing assistant at Virtus Lanciano (Italian Serie B football.)

He has a significant economic background, having accomplished his PhD in Economics at the University of Salerno (Italy) and his MSc in Economics at the University of Essex.

Current Teaching

  • Digital Business (L4)
  • Sport Economics (L5)
  • Strat Man (L5)

Research Interests

  • Determinants of attendance/TV audience
  • Professional sport labour market
  • Professional sport teams on-field and off-field efficiency

Dr Francesco Addesa, Senior Lecturer

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  1. Sport

Selected Outputs

  • Addesa FA; Rossi G; Destefanis S; Delice E (2018) The Determinants of the On-Field Performance Efficiency in the Italian Serie A. In: 3rd International Conference Sport Economics & Sport Management (SESM), 10 May 2018 - 11 May 2018, Vienna, Austria.

  • Addesa FA; Bond A (2018) Measuring Competitive Intensity: The Case of the Italian Serie A. In: XIII Gijon Conference on Sports Economics, 4 May 2018 - 5 May 2018, Gijon, Spain.

  • Addesa FA; Rossi GB; Bove V (2017) Cultural diversity and team performance in the Italian Serie A. In: 2rd ​​​​​​​​​International Conference Sport Economics & Sport Management (SESM), 11 May 2017 - 12 May 2017, Berlin.


  • Addesa F; Keshkar S; Dickson G; Ahonen A; Swart K; Epstein A; Dodds M; Schwarz E; Spittle S; Wright R (In press) The Effects of Coronavirus Pandemic on the Sports Industry: An Update.

  • Addesa FA; Bond A (In press) Measuring Competitive Intensity: The case of the Italian Serie A.

  • Wills G; Addesa F; Tacon R (2023) Stadium attendance demand in the men’s UEFA Champions League: Do fans value sporting contest or match quality?. PLOS ONE, 18 (2), pp. 1-22.


  • Destefanis S; Addesa F; Rossi G (2022) The impact of COVID-19 on home advantage: a conditional order-m analysis of football clubs’ efficiency in the top-5 European leagues. Applied Economics, pp. 1-17.


  • Addesa F; Pazzona M; Rossi G (2022) Migrant diversity and team performance in a high‐skilled labour market. Kyklos


  • Addesa F; Bond AJ (2021) Determinants of stadium attendance in Italian Serie A: New evidence based on fan expectations. PLoS One, 16 (12), pp. e0261419-e0261419.


  • Addesa F; Tacon R; Wills G (2020) Uncertainty of outcome, team quality or star players? What drives TV audience demand for UEFA Champions League football?. European Sport Management Quarterly


  • Addesa F; D'Avanzo L (2020) An Investigation into the Causes of the Decline of Italian Basketball. Rassegna di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, pp. 113-131.


  • Addesa F; Delice E (2019) Reform Effectiveness and Unresolved Issues of the Football in the Turkish Super League. Annals of Applied Sport Science


  • Bond AJ; Addesa F (2019) TV demand for the Italian Serie A: star power or competitive intensity?. Economics Bulletin, 39 (3), pp. 2110-2116.


  • Bond AJ; Addesa FA (2019) Competitive intensity, fans' expectations and match day tickets sold in the Italian football Serie A, 2012-2015. Journal of Sports Economics


  • Keshkar S; Lawrence I; Dodds M; Morris E; Mahoney T; Heisey K; Addesa FA; Hedlund D; Dickson G; Ghasemi H (2019) The Role of Culture in Sports Sponsorship: an Update. Annals of Applied Sport Science, 7 (1),


  • Rossi G; Goossens D; Di Tanna G; Addesa FA (2018) Football team performance efficiency and effectiveness in a corruptive context: the Calciopoli case. European Sport Management Quarterly


  • Addesa FA; Caruso R; Di Domizio M (2017) The Determinants of the TV Demand for Soccer: Empirical Evidence on Italian Serie A for the Period 2008-2015. Journal of Sports Economics


  • Addesa FA (2013) La Domanda Di Sport Professionistico Nelle Leghe Minori: Analisi Comparata Lega Pro - Football League. Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, 9 (2),

  • Addesa FA; Vecchione S (2012) Il Regime Fiscale Dei Calciatori: Un’Analisi Economica Comparata. Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, 8 (3),

  • Addesa FA; Caruso R (2012) Country Survey: Military Expenditure And Its Impact On Productivity In Italy, 1988--2008. Defence and Peace Economics

  • Addesa FA (2011) Competitive Balance In The Italian Basketball Championship. Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello sport

  • Addesa FA (2009) Il Competitive Balance nel campionato italiano di Basket. Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport

  • Addesa FA; Caruso R; Di Domizio M (2016) The Determinants Of The TV Demand Of Soccer: Empirical Evidence On Italian Serie A For The Period 2008-2015.

  • Addesa FA; Rossi G; Di Tanna GL (2016) Production, efficiency and corruption in Italian Serie A: A DEA analysis.

  • Petersen-Wagner R; Addesa F; Bond AJ (2019) The use of Broadcasting and Social Media at Local to Mega Events across Qatar. In: Josoor Institute Case Studies Series.