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Andy Schwarz: Sports Economist featured in Business of Amateurs

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Andy Schwarz is an antitrust economist with a subspecialty in sports economics.  He has served as an expert in a variety of cases, both state and federal. Notably, Mr. Schwarz was the case manager for the NFL's economic expert in L.A. Raiders vs. NFL and for Plaintiffs' economic expert in O'Bannon v. NCAA and the economic expert for the Keller v. NCAA settlement class.  He has testified to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce and served on another U.S. Congressional panel on college sports

Mr. Schwarz has been featured on ESPN, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Sports on Earth and USA Today, as well as in the book "Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA."  He is a frequent contributor to Vice Sports and Deadspin and has written for Slate,, and His academic papers analyze secondary ticket markets, law and economics topics, NCAA bylaws and the economics of virtual goods. He has co-authored a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics. Mr. Schwarz holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA (Class of '94) as well as a A.B. in History from Stanford University and a M.A. in History from John Hopkins. He is featured in the documentary The Business of Amateurs set to release August the 26th on pay-per-view platforms, ITunes and Amazon.