Robert Sroka

Tax increment financing and sports facilities

Robert is a PhD Candidate in Sport Management at the University of Michigan, and a LLM graduate from Michigan Law School. Robert's research examines relationships concerning the use of tax increment financing (TIF) and major sports facilities. Robert is also a lawyer in British Columbia and Alberta. Prior to academia, Robert practiced local government, land use, and real estate law, and holds a JD from the University of British Columbia.

American Baseball Stadium

Select Publications

TIF for That: Brownfield Redevelopment Financing in North America and Calgary’s Rivers District

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (2016)

Pyrrhic Victory: Tax Increment Financing, "But For," and Developer Capture in the Dallas Arena District

Marquette Sports Law Review (2017)

Getting STIF[ed]: Louisville’s Yum! Center, Sales-Tax Increment Financing, and Megaproject Underperformance

Urban Affairs Review (2019)


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