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Claude Vincent

Claude Vincent

Assistant Professor, School of Sports Administration
School of Sports Administration
Faculty of Management


I was born and raised in the Sudbury area. After graduating from Laurentian University I completed graduate studies at Carleton University and Université Laval in economics with a short stay with Statistics Canada. My first academic appointment was with the Department of Economics at Laurentian University in 1991 where I taught mostly applied microeconomics and quantitative courses. I joined the School of Sports Administration in 2011 and learned very quickly how dedicated the students, faculty and alumni are to school.

I especially enjoy watching baseball and hockey but also have an interest in soccer and Canadian football. My favourite teams are the Boston Red Sox, from the days before there were any Canadian teams in MLB, and the Colorado Avalanche, from my days cheering for the Nordiques while studying in Quebec City.

The Laurentian University campus is very scenic, especially in the summer. My favourite spots on campus are its trails and beach. If I'm not in my office you can find me in line for a coffee at Starbucks.


  • PhD in Economics, Université Laval (1993)
  • MA in Economics, Carleton University (1984)
  • BA (Honours) in Economics, Laurentian University (1983)

Academic Appointments

Chair and Assistant Professor, School of Sports Administration, Laurentian University


My current research interests are mainly focussed on sports analytics, and in particular in evaluating team, player and organizational performance in hockey. I have recently been a consultant with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. I am also interested in the changing landscape of ticketing in sports. 




Most recent courses include:

SPAD 4136 - Sports Finance

SPAD 4146 - Sport Industry Consulting

SPAD 4166 - Sports Performance Analytics

SPAD 4167 - Sports Business Analyticcs

MATH 1506 - Introduction to Mathematics for Business

STAT 2206 - Business Statistics


Pegoraro, A.,L. Burch, E. Frederick(2014) and C. Vincent, I Am Not Loving It : Examining the Hijacking of #CheerstoSochi,
International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, Vol. 15, No. 3/4, 163-183

Vincent, C. and Eastman (2012), Does Player Mobility Lead to Higher Earnings? Evidence from the NHL, The American Economist, Vol. 57, No. 1, 50-64

Vincent, C. and Eastman (2009) , Determinants of Pay in the NHL: A Quantile Regression, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 10, No. 3, 256-277.

Vincent, C. and B. Eastman (2009), Defining the Style of Play in the NHL: An Application of Cluster Analysis, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Vol. 5 (1), Article 10.

Cachon, J.-C., Mulholland, R., Cotton B., Blanco, H., Vincent, C. and T. Zinger (2000) “Les entrepreneurs franco-ontariens dans les p.m.e du Nord de l’Ontario : contexte économique, profil général et profil sectoriel », Revue du Nouvel Ontario, 26, 1-35.