Dr David ButlerBack
University College Cork
Cork University Business School
Dr David Butler is lecturer in Economics at Cork University Business School and Co-Director of the Centre for Sports Economics & Law in UCC. Dr Butler holds a PhD (Warwick University), MEconSc (UCC), BComm (UCC - Summa Cum Laude) and Postgraduate Cert in Social Science Research (Warwick University) and Teaching and Learning (UCC).
His research interests focus on sports economics and behavioural economics. He has published his research in a variety of internationally recognised journals including the European Journal of Operational Research, The British Journal of Industrial Relations, The Journal of Institutional Economics and the European Sport Management Quarterly. David is a member of the European Association of Sports Economists and has presented his research at both domestic and international conferences many times. His research has regularly featured in the print and broadcast media.
Dr Butler was awarded the College of Business and Law Early Career Researcher of the Year Award, and is a dual recipient of CUBS research impact awards for achieving significant publication successes.
Previously, he has advised the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) on issues related to player development and league design, in addition to other League of Ireland stakeholders. He currently sits on the FAI football research group.
Dr Butler is the coordinator for incoming Erasmus to the Department of Economics and now has over a decade of experience teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. He currently supervises MSc Research Students in sports economics, in addition to delivering undergraduate modules in behavioural microeconomics and strategy.
- Sports economics
|2018||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., DORAN, J., O'CONNOR, S. (2018). Explaining international footballer selection through Poisson modelling. Journal of Economic Studies. doi:10.1108/JES-10-2016-0194. Details|
|2017||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R. (2017). Fergie Time and the Allocation of Additional Time: Evidence from the English Premier League 2009 to 2013'. International Journal of Sport Finance.|
|2016||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., CONSIDINE, J. (2016). What The Simpsons Can Teach Us About Sports Economics. Journal of Economics and Finance Education.|
|2014||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R. (2014). The relative age effect and under-21 irish association football: A natural experiment and policy recommendations. Economic and Social Review.|
|2016||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R. (2016). Rule changes and incentives in the League of Ireland from 1970 to 2014. Soccer & Society. doi:10.1080/14660970.2016.1230347. Details|
|2021||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., EAKINS, J. (2021). Expert performance and crowd wisdom: Evidence from English Premier League predictions. European Journal of Operational Research, 288 (1), 170 - 182. doi:10.1016/J.EJOR.2020.05.034. Details|
|2020||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., MAXCY, J. (2020). New insights on the Louis-Schmeling paradox: determinants of demand for subscription and pay-per-view boxing. European Sport Management Quarterly, 22 (4). doi:10.1080/16184742.2020.1820063. Details|
|2022||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., SIMMONS, R. (2022). Contracts, pay and performance in the sport of kings: Evidence from horse racing. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 60 (1), 152-175. doi:10.1111/BJIR.12600. Details|
|2021||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., MULLANE, E. (2021). Changing Competition Design and Spectator Turnout: Evidence from the League of Ireland. Economic and Social Review.|
|2021||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R. (2021). The evolution of the football jersey – an institutional perspective. Journal of Institutional Economics, 17 (5), 1-15. doi:10.1017/S1744137421000278. Details|
|2021||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., SIMMONS, R. (2021). Contracts, pay and performance in the sport of kings: Evidence from horse racing. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 1-24. doi:10.1111/bjir.12600. Details|
|2021||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., MULLANE, E. (2021). Changing Competition Design and Spectator Turnout: Evidence from the League of Ireland. Economic and Social Review, 52 (3), 333-353.|
|2021||BUTLER, D., READ, D. (2021). Unravelling Theory: Strategic (Non-) Disclosure of Online Ratings. Games, 12 (4). doi:10.3390/g12040073. Details|
|2023||BERRI, D., BUTLER, D., ROSSI, G., SIMMONS, R., TORDOFF, C. (2023). Salary determination in professional football: empirical evidence from goalkeepers. European Sport Management Quarterly. doi:10.1080/16184742.2023.2169319. Details|
|2022||BUTLER, D., COATES, D. (2022). Position Premium in Major League Soccer. International Journal of Sport Finance. doi:10.32731/ijsf/174.112022.02. Details|
|2015||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R. (2015). The Relative Age Effect and Under-21 Irish Association Football: A Natural Experiment and Policy Recommendations. Economic and Social Review, 46 (4), 511 - 519.|
|2022||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R. (2022). Winner alright? New evidence on high-stakes bidding and returns to ownership in the thoroughbred horseracing industry. Behavioural Sports Economics, 139 - 156. doi:10.4324/9781003080824-9. Details|
|2017||BUTLER, R., BUTLER, D. (2017). Fergie Time and the Allocation of Additional Time: Evidence from the English Premier League 2009 to 2013. International Journal of Sport Finance, 12 (3), 185 - 203.|
|2023||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R., MAXCY, J., WOODWORTH, S. (2023). Outcome Uncertainty and Viewer Demand for Basic Cable Boxing. Journal of Sports Economics. doi:10.1177/15270025231156052. Details|
|2022||BUTLER, D., BUTLER, R. (2022). The Economics of Association Football. Advances in Sports Economics. Agenda Publishing. Details|
|2021||BUTLER, R., BUTLER, D. (2021). Winner Alright: New Evidence on High-Stakes Bidding and Returns to Ownership in the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry. Behavioural Sports Economics. Routledge.|