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Dr David Butler




Economics, Aras Na Laoi, University College Cork

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Dr David Butler is lecturer (assistant professor) in Economics at Cork University Business School and the current Director of the Centre for Sports Economics & Law in UCC. Dr Butler graduated from Warwick University (PhD) in 2019 and his research interests focus on sports economics and behavioural economics. So far, 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 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 media.

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 also holds a HDip in Teaching and Learning (UCC). He currently supervises five MSc Research Students in sports economics, in addition to delivering undergraduate modules in behavioural microeconomics and strategy.