Nola Agha

Nola Agha


Full-Time Faculty
101 Howard St, Suite 430


Professor Agha teaches courses in quantitative analysis and strategic management and previously taught sport finance and sport economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She worked in international business operations for several years and has also consulted to the sport and fitness industry by conducting economic impact studies, competitive analysis, and feasibility studies for clients in MLB, NBA, minor league hockey, local organizing committees, and fitness organizations. Professor Agha's research interests lie at the intersection of finance, economics, and strategic management. She studies public goods and externalities, the economic impacts of teams and stadiums, the efficiency and equity outcomes of stadium subsidies, and a variety of issues related to minor league baseball.

Research Areas

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Strategic management
  • Public goods and externalities
  • Efficiency and equity outcomes of stadium subsidies
  • Economic impact of teams and stadiums
  • Minor league baseball


  • PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Prior Experience

  • Teacher, Sport Finance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Teacher, Sport Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Awards & Distinctions

  • Innovation in Teaching and Technology Award, 2017

  • North American Case Research Association (NACRA), Best Case - Bronze, 2016

  • Western Casewriters Association and Case Studies in Sports Management, Best Mentored Sports Case Award, 2014