Dr John Eakins

John Eakins


University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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John Eakins has been a Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Cork University Business School in University College Cork since 2002. Previously he worked as a Research Assistant in the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). John completed a PhD in April 2013 on Irish household energy expenditures in the School of Economics, University of Surrey, UK. John's current research interests are in the areas of environmental and energy economics, sports economics and transport economics. He has published in these areas in European Sport Management Quarterly, International Gambling Studies, Transport Policy, Applied Economics and the Economic and Social Review academic journals as well as presenting his research at wide range of national and international conferences. He is a principal investigator on two EPA funded research projects. John currently teaches empirical research methods and microeconomics to undergraduate Arts students as well as econometrics to postgraduate Masters students. John is Co-Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee within the Department of Economics and is a member of the Academic Development and Standards Committee within the Cork University Business School.


Grants and Honours

  • 01/08/2019 - Best Paper Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Track and Best Overall Paper at the 2019 IAM Conference, Irish Academy of Management (IAM)
  • 01/06/2018 - College of Business and Law Research Excellence Publication Award, University College Cork
  • 01/06/2018 - College of Business and Law Research Excellence Conference Fund, University College Cork
  • 01/01/2011 - Best Session Paper - Irish Transport Research Network Conference 2011, Irish Transport Research Network Conference
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Other Activities

  • 24/05/2019 - 5th Annual Sport Economics Workshop
  • 31/08/2018 - 10th ESEA Conference on Sport Economics
  • 29/08/2017 - 8th Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN) conference
  • 01/09/2016 - 8th ESEA Conference on Sport Economics
  • 09/09/2015 - 23rd European Association Sport Management (EASM) Conference
  • 04/09/2014 - 6th European Sports Economics Association Conference in Sports Economics
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  • 2019 - Examining Attitudes and Quantifying Strategies for Risk Management for Irish Dairying, University College Cork (Thesis Reviewer)
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Journal article

Year Publication
2016 EAKINS, J. (2016). An application of the double hurdle model to petrol and diesel household expenditures in Ireland. Transport Policy. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.01.005. Details
2003 EAKINS, J., GALLAGHER, L. A. (2003). Dynamic almost ideal demand systems: An empirical analysis of alcohol expenditure in Ireland. Applied Economics. doi:10.1080/0003684032000066796. Details
2003 CONNIFFE, D., EAKINS, J. (2003). Does the stochastic specification of the linear expenditure system matter? Economic and Social Review.
2012 CROWLEY, F., EAKINS, J., JORDAN, D. (2012). Participation, expenditure and regressivity in the Irish lottery: Evidence from Irish household Budget Survey 2004/2005. Economic and Social Review.
2015 EAKINS, J. (2015). Household car ownership in Ireland across time: An analysis of the effects of expansion and contraction in the Irish economy. International Journal of Transport Economics.
2016 EAKINS, J. (2016). Household gambling expenditures and the Irish recession. International Gambling Studies. doi:10.1080/14459795.2016.1157698. Details
2016 EAKINS, J. (2016). An examination of the determinants of Irish household sports expenditures and the effects of the economic recession. European Sport Management Quarterly. doi:10.1080/16184742.2015.1067238. Details
2016 THIBAUT, E., EAKINS, J., VOS, S., SCHEERDER, J. (2016). Time and money expenditure in sports participation: The role of income in consuming the most practiced sports activities in Flanders. Sport Management Review. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2016.12.002. Details
2017 THIBAUT, E., EAKINS, J., VOS, S., SCHEERDER, J. (2017). The determinants and income elasticities of direct and indirect sports expenditure categories. European Sport Management Quarterly. doi:10.1080/16184742.2017.1341539. Details
2018 EAKINS, J. (2018). An analysis of the determinants of sports participation and time spent in different sporting contexts. Managing Sport and Leisure. doi:10.1080/23750472.2018.1527713. 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. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2020.05.034. Details
2020 THIBAUT, E., EAKINS, J., WILLEM, A., SCHEERDER, J. (2020). Financial barriers for sports consumption: the dynamics of the income–expenditure relation. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal. doi:10.1108/SBM-04-2019-0026. Details


Year Publication
2013 EAKINS, J. (2013). An Analysis of the Determinants of Household Energy Expenditures: Empirical Evidence from the Irish Household Budget Survey.


Year Publication
2020 POWER, B., EAKINS, J., O'CONNOR, E., MCINERNEY, C., HELLEBUST, S., SULLIVAN, T. (2020). Research 316: Environmental Outcomes from Licence Enforcement Activity. Retrieved from http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/researchpublications/researchreports/research316.html
2022 EAKINS, J., POWER, B., DUNPHY, N., SIRR, G. (2022). Residential Solid Fuel Use in Ireland and the Transition Away from Solid Fuels. Retrieved from https://www.epa.ie/publications/research/air/research-407-residential-solid-fuel-use-in-ireland-and-the-transition-away-from-solid-fuels.php Details
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