- Dr. Wobbekind's research focuses on regional economic analysis. Included in this area would be state economic forecasting, policy analysis, fiscal(tax) analysis/forecasting and industry studies. The majority of this work is Colorado specific. A secondary area of Dr. Wobbekind's research is in sports economics. This includes research on race and ethnicity perception and how that may relate to salary arbitration. More recently his work with coauthors has focused on how other researchers measure racial difference.