Faculty Experts Guide

Paul Gift, Ph.D.

Paul Gift, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 568-2319
School: Graziadio School of Business and Management
Location: West Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports economics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Econometrics
  • Antitrust

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Dr. Gift earned a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA, where he specialized in econometrics, industrial organization, and law and economics. His research interests are in the areas of sports economics (focus on MMA and the NBA), behavioral economics, antitrust, and financial markets.

Dr. Gift has served as a litigation consultant and management consultant for a variety of clients. He has provided expert witness support for antitrust and financial fraud cases involving monopolization, foreclosure, exclusive dealing, tying, bundling, horizontal price fixing, and estimation of economic damages. Dr. Gift has also worked as an economic advisor in the commercial real estate industry and as a consultant in digital engagement and direct marketing.


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Pepperdine University