Arthur (Trey) Fleisher III


Athletics/Sports, Economics, Politics/Public Policy


Sports and economics

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Chair, Professor

Department: Economics


Office Phone: 303-615-0121

Interviewed by: FOX31, 9NEWS, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, CW2, Denver Business Journal


Arthur Fleisher III, Ph.D., professor and chair of the economics department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 1987.

He co-authored The National Collegiate Athletic Association: A Study in Cartel Behavior (The University of Chicago Press, 1992) with Brian Goff and Robert D. Tollison and Spoiled Rotten: Affluence, Anxiety, and Social Decay in America (Westview Press, 1999) with Brian Goff. Fleisher has had academic articles published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Public Finance/Publique Finance, the European Journal of Political Economy, and the Japan Studies Association Journal among others.

His academic focus lies in research on public choice analysis of public policy and in explaining the political economy of post-WW II Japan.