Richard Sheehan

Mendoza College of Business


Professor Emeritus of Finance

  • Economics of Sports
  • Monetary Policy
  • Applied Econometrics

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The Bears want to build a megaplex. Sure thing or ‘false’ promise?

They are often overwhelmed and unprepared for such complex negotiations with powerful NFL franchises that “will have the experience of other NFL owners lined up behind them” in their negotiations, said Richard Sheehan, who specializes in the economics of sports at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Are MLB ballpark prices a hit with baseball fans?


Richard Sheehan, professor of finance emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, details how weather plays a role in ticket prices.

Column: Griner case again exposes male-female gap in sports

Richard Sheehan, a finance professor at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business who specializes in sports economics, said he’s not surprised that male sports continue to get more coverage than Griner’s case.

Eileen Gu Scores Gold at Olympics and With Brands Despite Controversy

Asked about the apparent silent strategy by Gu’s sponsors, Richard Sheehan, professor emeritus of finance at the University of Notre Dame, noted the backlash and potential boycott that the National Basketball Association faced after Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. 

Lustre of hosting the Olympics endures for some cities, despite challenges

"It's that shiny object that people want to get hold of," said Richard Sheehan, a professor emeritus of finance at Indiana's University of Notre Dame, who believes there is still an appeal to being a host city.

Notre Dame athletes in unfamiliar territory following NIL agreement


Professor Richard Sheehan at the University of Notre Dame is well versed in this topic, and he says that while no classes have been created to educate student athletes on the new agreement, the school will still be finding ways to help out.