Professor Emeritus at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France), President of the scientific council at the Observatory of the sports economy, French Ministry for Sports. Honorary President and former President (2002-05) of International Association of Sport Economists, Honorary President of the European Sports Economics Association, former President of the French Economic Association (2007- 08) and Honorary Member and former President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (1997-98). Member of the French National Council for Physical and Sport Activities (2001-08). Research and teaching areas: sports economics, economics of (post-communist) transition, international economics. Seating in 9 scientific journal editorial boards and serving as a peer-reviewer with 32 scientific journals. Author of 13 books (6 in sports economics), 430 scientific articles (74 peer-reviewed) of which 129 in sports economics, and editor of 17 books (5 in sports economics), published in 18 languages.