Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. Paul Holmes joined the Ashland faculty as an assistant professor of economics in 2014. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Science from the University of Canterbury, and completed his graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S. Statistics, M.S. Economics, Ph.D. Economics). Dr Holmes teaches undergraduate economics and business analytics in the MBA program. He also contributes pedagogically to the field, preparing slides for several national economics textbooks. Dr Holmes’ field of research is the economics of sport. He has published articles in Labour Economicsand the Journal of Sports Economics, and primarily investigates labor issues in professional and amateur sport, including compensation, discrimination, and dismissals. He remains keenly interested in sport in his native New Zealand.