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Dean Baim Faculty Profile

Dean Baim

Professor of Economics and Finance
Business Administration Division, Seaver College


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.


  • PhD Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • MA Economics, UCLA
  • BA Economics University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • BA Political Science, UCSB



  • Misch, M.B., Baim, D. (2016). Using Small Baskets of Financial Assets to Estimate Exchange Rates: The Argentine Experience. Graziadio Business Review, 19(2).
  • "The Impact of Olympic Sponsorship on Domestic vs. Foreign Sponsoring Firms," Baim, D. (Presenter & Author), Goukasian, L., Misch, M.B., 7th International Sports Business Symposium (2016), Lillehammer, Norway.
  • Baim, D., Goukasian, L., Misch, M.B. (2015). Olympic Sponsorships, Stock Prices, and Trading Activities. International Journal of Sports Finance, 10(2), 176-195.
  • Baim, Dean and Misch, Marilyn. Beijing Olympics 2008: What Kind of Games Do You Want to Play? Review of Business Research, Volume 8, Number 6, November 2008
  • Sports Stadiums as a Municipal Investment, 1994.
  • Ph.D. dissertation: 1988. Home Field Advantage, Municipal Subsidies to Professional Sports Teams., 1988


  • "Bloomberg Education Initiative," Tsao Foundation, Private grant for $300,000.00.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports finance and economics
  • Economics of the Olympics


  • Financing of major league sports venues
  • Sports management
  • Economic impact of professional sports on communities
  • Affect of Olympic sponsorship on a firm's stock market behavior


  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Managerial Economics