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Koning, Prof. Ruud

Ruud Koning
Ruud Koning

Ruud Koning is Professor by Special Appointment in Sports Economics via the W.J.H. Mulier Institute (a centre for socioscientific sports research).  He graduated ‘cum laude’ in Econometrics at the University of Groningen in 1988 and in 1995 he gained his PhD at the same university with a thesis entitled ‘Essays on applied microeconometrics’.  Since then, he worked as Academy Researcher and spent time at Brown University in the US.  He has been active in research at the interface of economics, statistics and sport for a considerable time now, focusing, for example, on measurement and determination of competitive balance in different sports, market mechanisms in professional football (for the Ministry of Economic Affairs), and the informational content of prices on betting markets. He has extensive experience with  prediction models for analysing large-scale football tournaments. 'It should always be open season on doping, but it’s inherent to the sport,' according to Koning in a blog on the FEBlogs. 'Availability creates demand, and sportspeople will do anything to gain an edge in competition.'

Koning is one of the organizers of the ESEA European Conference on Sport Economics, 31 August- 2 September.

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2021

Koning, R., & Kesenne, S. (Eds.) (2021). A modern guide to sports economics. (Elgar Modern Guides ). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789906530
de Boer, W., Corpeleijn, E., Dekker, L., Mierau, J., & Koning, R. (2021). How is sport participation related to mortality, diabetes and prediabetes for different body mass index levels? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 31(6), 1342-1351. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13940
Koning, R. (2021). Individual home advantage with individual data. In M. A. Gómez-Ruano, R. Pollard, & C. Lago-Peñas (Eds.), Home advantage in sport causes and the effect on performance Routledge.
Koning, R., & Kesenne, S. (2021). Introduction to a modern guide to sports economics. In R. H. Koning, & S. Kesenne (Eds.), A modern guide to sports economics (pp. 1-4). (Elgar Modern Guides ). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789906530.00005
Koning, R., & van Steen, L. (2021). Red cards: (Mis)carriage of justice? In R. H. Koning, & S. Kesenne (Eds.), A modern guide to sports economics (pp. 269-280). (Elgar Modern Guides ). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789906530.00022
Lifelines Corona Res Initiative, de Boer, W. I. J., Mierau, J. O., Schoemaker, J., Viluma, L., & Koning, R. H. (2021). The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on socioeconomic differences in physical activity behavior: Evidence from the Lifelines COVID-19 cohort study. Preventive Medicine, 153, [106823]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106823

2020

Koning, R. H., & van Ours, J. C. (2021). Editorial Introduction - How Sports Can Help Economics? Economist-Netherlands, 169, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-020-09380-z
Joustra, S. J., Koning, R. H., & Krumer, A. (2021). Order Effects in Elite Gymnastics. Economist-Netherlands, 169, 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-020-09371-0
Post, A. K., Koning, R. H., Stoter, I. K., Visscher, C., & Elferink-Gemser, M. T. (2020). Interim Performance Progression (IPP) During Consecutive Season Best Performances of Talented Swimmers. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2, [579008]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2020.579008

2019

de Boer, W. I. J., Dekker, L., Koning, R., Navis, G., & Mierau, J. (2020). How are lifestyle factors associated with socioeconomic differences in health care costs? Evidence from full population data in the Netherlands: Evidence from full population data in the Netherlands. Preventive Medicine, 130, [105929]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105929, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105929
Stoter, I. K., Koning, R. H., Visscher, C., & Elferink-Gemser, M. T. (2019). Creating performance benchmarks for the future elites in speed skating. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(15), 1770-1777. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1593306
Post, A. K., Koning, R. H., Visscher, C., & Elferink-Gemser, M. T. (2019). Multigenerational performance development of male and female top-elite swimmers-A global study of the 100 m freestyle event. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 30(3), 564-571. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13599
de Boer, W. I. J., Buskens, E., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2019). Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Health Care Costs: A Population-Wide Study in the Netherlands. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 109(6), 927-933. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305035

2018

de Boer, W., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2019). Ex Ante and Ex Post Willingness to Pay for Hosting a Large International Sport Event. Journal of Sports Economics, 20(2), 159-176. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002518771445
de Boer, W. I. J., Buskens, E., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2018). The Socioeconomic Gradient of Insured Healthcare Costs: a Population Wide Study of the Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, 28(Suppl.4), 302-302. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky213.884

2017

de Boer, W. I. J., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2017). Ex-ante and ex-post willingness-to-pay for hosting a major cycling event. (SOM Research Reports; No. 17013-EEF). University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Koning, R. H., Mierau, J., & Peeters, T. (2017). Guest Editors' Introduction. International journal of sport finance, 12(3), 242-243.

2016

Walraven, M., Bijmolt, T., Koning, R., & Los, B. (2016). Benchmarking Sports Sponsorship Performance: Efficiency Assessment With Data Envelopment Analysis. Journal of Sport Management, 30(4), 411-426. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2015-0117
de Boer, M., van Dongen, R., Posthuma, D., & Koning, R. (2016). Wanneer is snel nu echt snel? Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, 82(6), 182.

2015

Koning, R. H., & Achterhof, J. (2015). Live football demand. In P. Rodriguez, S. Kesenne, & R. H. Koning (Eds.), The economics of competitive sport Edward Elgar Publishing.
Rodriguez, P., Kesenne, S., & Koning, R. H. (2015). The economics of competitive sport. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Goossens, D. R., Kempeneers, J., Koning, R. H., & Spieksma, F. C. R. (2015). Winning in straight sets helps in Grand Slam tennis. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 15(3), 1007-1021.

2014

Walraven, M., Bijmolt, T. H. A., & Koning, R. H. (2014). Dynamic Effects of Sponsoring: How Sponsorship Awareness Develops Over Time. Journal of Advertising, 43(2), 142-154. https://doi.org/10.1080/00913367.2013.835754
Spierdijk, L., & Koning, R. H. (2014). Estimating Outstanding Claim Liabilities: The Role of Unobserved Risk Factors. Journal of risk and insurance, 81(4), 803-830. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6975.2013.01518.x
Koning, R. H. (2014). Professional soccer in The Netherlands. In J. Goddard, & P. Sloan (Eds.), Handbook on the economics of football (pp. 336-350). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Gijsenberg, M., Walraven, M., Bijmolt, T., & Koning, R. H. (2014). Sport als Marketinginstrument. (CIC Rapport; Vol. 2014-03). CIC.
Koning, R. H., Matheson, V., Nathan, A., & Pantano, J. (2014). The long-term game: an analysis of the life expectancy of national football league players. International Journal of Financial Studies, 2, 168-178. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijfs2010168

2013

Thong Le Pham, N. V., Kooreman, P., Koning, R. H., & Wiersma, D. (2013). Gender patterns in Vietnam's child mortality. Journal of Population Economics, 26(1), 303-322. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-012-0425-9

2012

Koning, R. H., & McHale, I. G. (2012). Estimating match and world cup winning probabilities. In W. Maennig, & A. Zimbalist (Eds.), International handbook on the economics of mega sports events (pp. 177 - 193). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Koning, R. H., & Amelink, R. (2012). Medium-term Mortality of Dutch Professional Soccer Players. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 23(2), 55-68.
Koning, R. H. (2012). Regression Tests and the Efficiency of Fixed Odds Betting Markets. International journal of sport finance, 7(3), 262-274.
Walraven, M., Koning, R. H., & van Bottenburg, M. (2012). Sponsorship and the achievement of corporate objectives. The Marketing Review, 12(1), 17 - 38.
Koning, R. H. (Guest ed.), & Maennig, W. (Guest ed.) (2012). Sports Economics: Present and Future Impact on General Economics. Jahrbücher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik, 232(2).
Haan, M. A., Koning, R. H., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2012). The Effects of Institutional Change in European Soccer. Jahrbucher fur nationalokonomie und statistik, 232(3), 318-335.

2011

Koning, R. H. (2011). Home advantage in professional tennis. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29(1), 19-27. [929806930]. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2010.516762

2010

Wijbenga, B. S., Koning, R. H., Kooistra - Akse, B., Bolt, S., Kuks, J. B. M., van Zanten-Timmer, G., Veening, J. G., & Gerrits, P. O. (2010). 'Last-minute' donations influence actuarial prediction in an anatomical body donation program. Annals of Anatomy-Anatomischer Anzeiger, 192(1), 2-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aanat.2009.09.001
Liedorp, F. R., Medema, L., Koetter, M., Koning, R. H., & van Lelyveld, I. (2010). Peer monitoring or contagion? Interbank market exposure and bank risk. (DNB Working Papers; Vol. 248). De Nederlandsche Bank.
Koning, R. H. (2010). Voetbal als bedrijfstak. Justitiële Verkenningen, 1, 28 - 40.
Koning, R. H. (2010). Wat kan reguliere economie van de sporteconomie leren? Economisch Statistische Berichten, 4588, 416 - 416.

2009

Medema, L., Koning, R. H., Lensink, R., & Medema, M. (2009). A practical approach to validating a PD model. Journal of Banking & Finance, 33(4), 701-708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2008.11.007
Koning, R. H., & Velzen, B. V. (2009). Betting exchanges: the future of sports betting? International journal of sport finance, 4(1), 42-62.
Le Pham, T., Kooreman, P., Koning, R. H., & Wiersma, D. (2009). Child Mortality and Health Programs in Vietnam's Transitional Period.
Koning, R. H. (2009). Een prikkelend antidopingvoorstel voor de wielersport. Me Judice.
Koning, R. H. (2009). Met data naar het doel. SportGericht, 63(6), 36 - 39.
Koning, R. H., & Scarf, P. (2009). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics in Sport IMA Sport 2009. The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Koning, R. H. (2009). Sport and measurement of competition. Economist-Netherlands, 157(2), 229-249. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-009-9113-x
Koning, R. H. (2009). Sport and measurement of competition. University of Groningen.
Koning, R. H. (2009). Sport en de kredietcrisis. Sport Knowhow XL.
Klaauw, B. V. D., & Koning, R. H. (2009). Testing the normality assumption in the sample selection model with an application to travel demand. University of Groningen, SOM research school.

2008

Koning, R. H. (2008). Doping uitroeien? Dat kan, want atleten zijn ook economen! Sport Knowhow XL.
Koning, R. H., Kesenne, S., & Garcia, J. (2008). Governance and competition in professional sports leagues. Post-season Play and League Design in Dutch Soccer, in Rodri.
Koning, R. H. (2008). Oost, west, thuis best? STAtOR, 9(2), 12-15.
Koning, R. H. (2008). Post-season play and league design in Dutch soccer. In P. Rodriquez, S. Kesenne, & J. Garcia (Eds.), Governance and competition in professional sports leagues Gijon (pp. 191 - 215). Ediciones de la Universidad de Oviedo.
Koning, R. H., & Sierksma, G. (2008). Sport, statistiek en OR. STAtOR, 9(2), 3.
Koetsier, R., Luttikhuizen, I., Koning, R. H., & Lemmink, K. A. P. M. (2008). Teamsporten in Nederland:Kansloos of kansrijk? NOC*NSF.
Koning, R. H. (2008). Thuisvoordeel en statistiek. Euclides, 83(4), 226-228.

2007

Haan, M. A., Koning, R. H., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2007). Competitive balance in national European soccer competitions. In J. Albert, & R. H. Koning (Eds.), Statistical Thinking in Sports (pp. 57 - 68). Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.
Koning, R. H., & Albert, J. (2007). Introduction. In R. H. Koning, & J. Albert (Eds.), Statistical Thinking in Sports (pp. 1 - 6). Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.
Koning, R. H. (2007). Leidt Protour tot betere wedstrijden? De Telegraaf.
Koning, R. H. (2007). Meer geld geeft atleten vleugels. De Telegraaf.
Koning, R. H., & J. Albert (eds.), N. V. (Eds.) (2007). Statistical thinking in sports. Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.

2006

Koning, R. H. (2006). Current and future issues in the Aruban labor market. (nr. 140 ed.) ABC Advies.
Koning, R. H., & Heisterkamp, S. (2006). Editorial introduction. Statistica Neerlandica, 60(4).
Koning, R. H. (2006). Kristal is mooi. De Telegraaf.
van Perlo -ten Kleij, F., Steerneman, A. G. M., & Koning, R. H. (2006). Logical consistency and sum-constrained linear models.
Sahib, PR., Koning, RH., van Witteloostuijn, A., & Rao Sahib, P. (2006). Putting your best cyber identity forward - An analysis of 'Success Stories' from a Russian Internet marriage agency. International Sociology, 21(1), 61-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/0268580906059291

2005

Koning, R. H. (2005). Economie in de sport. s.n.
Sterken, E., Jacobs, J. P. A. M., & Koning, R. H. (2005). Full prepayment of mortgages: The case of WU. (ING Working Paper). ING Bank.
Koning, RH. (2005). Home advantage in speed skating: Evidence from individual data. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23(4), 417-427. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640410400021625
Koning, R. H. (2005). Minder voetbal moet ook kunnen. De Telegraaf.
Koning, R. H. (2005). Thuis schaatst men sneller? SportGericht, 59(5), 27 - 29.
Koning, R. H. (2005). Toneel in de Champions League. De Telegraaf.

2004

Koning, R. H. (2004). Boekbespreking van C.F. Manski, Partial Identification of Probability Distributions. Kwantitatieve Methoden, 69.
Koning, R. H. (2004). Finmetrics: Analysis of financial data in S-PLUS. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 19(2), 283-290. https://doi.org/10.1002/jae.775
Koning, R. H. (2004). Resultaten uit het verleden. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 89(4438), 349 - 349.
Koning, R. H. (2004). Statistics and EURO2004 (updated 24 June 2004).

2003

Koning, RH., Koolhaas, M., Renes, G., & Ridder, G. (2003). A simulation model for football championships. European Journal of Operational Research, 148(2), 268-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0377-2217(02)00683-5
Koning, R. H., Koolhaas, M., Renes, G., & Ridder, G. (2003). A Simulation model for soccer championships.
Koning, R. H. (2003). An econometric evaluation of the effect of firing a coach on team performance. Applied Economics, 35(5), 555-564. https://doi.org/10.1080/0003684022000015946
Koning, R. H. (2003). An econometric evaluation of the effect of firing a coach on team performance. s.n.
Koning, R. H. (2003). Bookreview of S. Dobson and J. Goddard, The economics of football. Economist-Netherlands, 151(2), 245 - 246.
Koning, R. H., & Ridder, G. (2003). Discrete choice models and stochastic utility maximization. The Econometrics Journal, 6(1), 1-27.
Koning, R. H. (2003). Home advantage in speed skating: evidence from individual data. s.n.
Koning, R. H. (2003). Home advantage in speed skating: evidence from individual data. (F38 ed.) University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Alsem, K. J., Antufjew, J., Huizingh, K. R. E., Koning, R. H., Sterken, E., & Woltil, M. (2003). Insurability of export credit risks. (F07 ed.) Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
Koning, R. H., Sierksma, G., & van der Velde, S. (2003). Introduction: Sport and computer. European Journal of Operational Research, 148(2), 231 - 232. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0377-2217(02)00679-3
Heisterkamp, S., & Koning, R. H. (2003). Large data sets. In Proceedings of a symposium on how to manage and analyse very large data sets
Heisterkamp, S., & Koning, R. H. . . (2003). Large data sets proceedings of a symposium on how to manage and analyse very large data sets. In EPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE [S.n.].
Haan, M. A., Koning, R. H., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2003). Market forces in European soccer. In G. T. Papanikos (Ed.), The economics of professional sports and olympic games PASEM.
Haan, M., Koning, R. H., & Witteloostuijn, A. V. (2003). Market forces in european soccer. Paper presented at Market and regulation, Groningen, Netherlands.
Wever, J. O., Smid, P. P. M., & Koning, R. H. (2003). Pricing of convertible bonds with hard call features.
Koning, R. H., & Heisterkamp, S. (2003). Quality and quantity: what to do with large data sets? In EPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE VVS-OR.
Koning, R. H. (2003). Snel, sneller, snelst: statistiek en 1500 m schaatsen. Nieuwe Wiskrant, 22(4), 21-25.
van der Klauw, B., & Koning, R. H. (2003). Testing the normality assumption in the sample selection model with an application to travel demand. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 21(1), 31-42. https://doi.org/10.1198/073500102288618739
Klaauw, B. V. D., & Koning, R. H. (2003). Testing the normality assumption in the sample selection model with an application to travel demand.

2002

Koning, R. H., & Vermaat, T. (2002). A probabilistic analysis of the Dutch lotto. s.n.
Koning, R. H. (2002). A probalistic analysis of the Dutch lotto. (F58 ed.) University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Koning, R. H. (2002). Bookreview of A. Spanor, Probability theory and statistical inference. Economist-Netherlands, 150(3), 319 - 320.
Koning, R. H. (2002). Bookreview of R. Kaas, M. Goovaerts, J. Dhaene and M. Denuit, Modern Actuarial Risk Theory. De Actuaris : magazine van het Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap (AG), 10 - 11.
Koning, R. H. (2002). How competitive is the competition: instruments and evidence from Belgian football. Nieuw Tijdschrift van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 15(2), 71-81.
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