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Dean Baim

Professor of Economics and Finance
Seaver College



Areas of Expertise

  • Sports finance and economics
  • Economics of the Olympics

Dr. Dean Baim is a professor of economics and finance at Pepperdine University. He is the recognized authority in the economic impact of sports stadiums and arenas on local communities and the financing of sports stadiums. He is the author of Sports Stadiums as a Municipal Investment. He, and co-author Marilyn Misch, wrote Beijing Olympics 2008: What Kind of Games to You Want to Play? which appeared in Review of Business Research. 

Dr. Baim also teaches a class in sports management at the UCLA Anderson School of Business.


Full Bio


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Research and Scholarship