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About leightonvw

Professor of Economics and Finance. Director, Betting Research Unit at Nottingham Business School. Director, Political Forecasting Unit at Nottingham Business School. Special Adviser on taxation, regulation and economic impacts of betting and gaming to HM Revenue & Customs, Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport, National Audit Office, and on gambling behaviour, patterns, prevalence and trends to the Gambling Commission. Extensive history of consultancy work for private start-ups and the corporate sector. Extensive advisory experience related to new product ideas, development and customer insight. Expert witness on betting and gaming issues, e.g. House of Commons/House of Lords Select Committees, Competition Commission, Central Criminal Court ('Old Bailey'), domestic and overseas courts of law. Sports betting expert analysis and modelling, inc. horse racing, football, tennis, poker. Political, special markets analysis. Extensive national and international TV and radio broadcast experience. Regular expert analysis for print and broadcast media, inc. BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4 Today, BBC World Service, ABC News, MSNBC, Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week. Election analyst for Channel 4 News. Contributor to numerous specialist sports and sports betting channels, inc. regular live contributor on AtTheRaces. Columnist and expert analyst for wide range of specialist media outlets, inc. 'Sportsman' (football analysis, commentary), 'Sports Adviser' (general sports analysis, commentary, statistical modelling), 'Inside Edge' (poker analysis, commentary). Regular keynote speaker for the corporate sector and at international academic conferences and symposia. Published author of over a hundred academic papers and books. Editor, Economic Issues Editor, Journal of Prediction Markets Editor, Journal of Gambling Business and Economics PhD in Economics First Class Honours degree in Economics Specialties Expert witness on betting and gaming issues. Economic, political and sports forecasting and analysis, inc. sports and horse race modelling. Taxation, regulation and economic impacts of betting and gaming. Gambling behaviour, patterns, prevalence, trends, product development and customer insight. Uses of prediction markets for event forecasting and corporate decision-making. Sports and election analysis and commentary for broadcast and print media. Education: Hertford College, Oxford University; Cardiff University.

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