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Dr Robert Butler

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Robert Butler

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r.butler@ucc.ie

Biography

Dr Robert Butler has been a college lecturer in the Department of Economics since September 2006, completing his doctorate in 2013 under the supervision of award winner Professor Geoffrey Hodgson.

 

Research Interests

Robbie's research is focused on institutional economics and sports economics. Some of his work in the area of sport can be found at .

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Research Projects

  • Assessing the impact of land structure on the economic performance of dairy farming in Ireland (Teagasc) €88,000.00 (10-APR-18 / 08-APR-22)
  • College of Business and Law Research Strategic Development Fund (National University of Ireland (NUI)) €2,000.00 (01-OCT-18 / 31-AUG-19)
  • Research Excellence Publication Fund (National University of Ireland (NUI)) €2,500.00 (01-AUG-18 / 31-JUL-19)
  • 4th Annual Sports Economics Workshop - Sports Betting (Other: Not Listed) €22,295.00 (23-JUL-18 / 24-JUL-18)
  • Examining the Impact of Milk Price Volatility on Farm Viability and Exploring the Role of Price and Non-Price Risk Management Tools’ (Irish Research Council) €22,000.00 (01-NOV-17 / 31-OCT-18)
  • IRC "New Foundations Award 2015" Dr R Butler -SEW16 (Irish Research Council) €7,337.00 (01-FEB-16 / 31-AUG-16)
  • Department of Economics Early Career Conference Support Scheme (National University of Ireland (NUI)) €800.00 (22-APR-15 / 22-APR-15)
  • College of Business and Law Conference Travel Support Scheme for Junior Staff (National University of Ireland (NUI)) €1,200.00 (03-SEP-14 / 05-SEP-14)
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Affiliations

  • OCM, World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (01-OCT-13 /)
  • Ordinary Member, European Sports Economics Association (29-AUG-14 /)
  • Ordinary Member, International Association of Sports Economists (IASE) (01-JAN-14 / 09-JAN-15)
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Modules

  • The World of Economics [Microeconomics]: Co-operation in the Economic System
  • The Economics of Sport
  • Practice Laboratory in Business Part 1
  • Economic Decision Making
  • Field Work in Business Economics
  • Reflective Journaling
  • Practice Laboratory in Business Part 2
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Journal Of Institutional Economics (-)
  • Referee, The International Journal Of Sport Finance (-)
  • Referee, Journal Of Sports Economics (-)
  • Referee, Ima Journal Of Management Mathematics (-)
  • Referee, Journal Of Sports Science (-)
  • Referee, International Advances In Economic Research (-)
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Committees

  • Chair, BComm International Board of Studies (2016 /)
  • OCM, College of Business and Law Teaching and Learning Committee (2015 /)
  • Introduciton and delivery of new BA Economics programme at undergraduate level in UCC, Bachelor of Arts Review Group (2008 /)
  • Assistant Chair, Graduate Studies Committee (2006 / 2017)
  • School of Economics Economic Society Liaison Officer, Economics Society (2010 /)
  • OCM, Business School Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2014 /)
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Education

  • University College Cork , Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Education (2016)
  • University College Cork , Postgrad Dip in Teaching & Learning in HE, Education (2015)
  • University College Cork , Postgrad Cert. in Teaching & Learning in HE, Education (2014)
  • University of Hertfordshire , PhD, Economics (2013)
  • University College Cork , MEconSc, Economic Science (2005)
  • Waterford Institute of Technology , Bachelor of Business Studies, Economics & Finance (2004)
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Employment

  • Lecturer, University College Cork (31-AUG-06 /)
  • Co-Director of the Business Practice Economics Programme, University College Cork (01-SEP-08 /)
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Teaching Interests

  • At introductory level Robbie has instructed principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to Arts, Commerce, Computer Science, Social Science, Government and Accountancy students.
  • At intermediate level he has lectured macroeconomics to BA degree students and Evening BA degree students. Robbie has also delivered final year modules in innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.
  • At postgraduate level Robbie has taught business simulations and research methods and delivered classes at both MBA level and Executive Education.
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Current Postgrads

  • Hennessy Liam John (Masters Degree by Research)
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Consultancy

  • Cork Racecourse : Economic Impact Study of the Racing Home for Easter Fesitval
  • Philips66 : The Future of Oil Refinement in Ireland
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Teaching Hero (2016)
  • University College Cork: President's Prize for Teaching (2015)
  • National Forum for Teaching and Learning: UCC Nomination for National 'Teaching Experts' Award (2015)
  • School of Economic Advisory Board: Doctoral Completion Award (2013)
  • School of Economic Advisory Board: Conference Recognition Award (2012)
  • School of Economic Advisory Board: Outstanding Teaching Award (2011)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 Has Competition In The Market For Subscription Sports Broadcasting Benefitted Consumers? The Case Of The English Premier League
Robert Butler and Pat Massey (2018) Has Competition In The Market For Subscription Sports Broadcasting Benefitted Consumers? The Case Of The English Premier League. : Journal of Sports Economics [Details]
2018 Explaining International Footballer Selection Through Poisson Modelling
Robert Butler, David Butler, Justin Doran and Sean O'Connor (2018) Explaining International Footballer Selection Through Poisson Modelling. : Journal of Economic Studies [Details]
2017 Clément Juglar and Algeria: The Three Pillars of a Modern Anti-Colonial Criticism
Robert Butler and Antoine Parent (2017) Clément Juglar and Algeria: The Three Pillars of a Modern Anti-Colonial Criticism. : Journal of Institutional Economics [Details]
2017 Fergie Time and the Allocation of Additional Time: Evidence from the English Premier League 2009 to 2013
Robbie Butler and David Butler (2017) Fergie Time and the Allocation of Additional Time: Evidence from the English Premier League 2009 to 2013. : The International Journal of Sport Finance [Details]
2016 What The Simpsons Can Teach Us About Sports Economics
David Butler, Robbie Butler & John Considine (2016) What The Simpsons Can Teach Us About Sports Economics. : Journal of Economics and Finance Education [Details]
2016 Rules Change and Incentives in the League of Ireland from 1971 – 2014
Robert Butler & David Butler (2016) Rules Change and Incentives in the League of Ireland from 1971 – 2014. : Soccer and Society [Details]
2015 The Relative Age Effect and Under-21 Irish Association Football: A Natural Experiment & Policy Recommendations
David Butler & Robert Butler (2015) The Relative Age Effect and Under-21 Irish Association Football: A Natural Experiment & Policy Recommendations. : The Economic and Social Review [Details]
2011 Irish Field Studies on How to Start Vaccinating Against Mastitis
Robert Butler (2011) Irish Field Studies on How to Start Vaccinating Against Mastitis. : Veterinary Journal [Details]
2010 Dr Olson's Antidote for Institutional Sclerosis
John Considine & Robert Butler (2010) Dr Olson's Antidote for Institutional Sclerosis. : Economic Affairs [Details]
2009 Government Support for Horse Racing Ireland: The Allocation & Distribution of Public Funds
Robbie Butler & Meadhbh Sherman (2009) Government Support for Horse Racing Ireland: The Allocation & Distribution of Public Funds. : New Developments in Economic Research [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2018 Rules Change and Incentives in the League of Ireland
Robert Butler and David Butler (2018) Rules Change and Incentives in the League of Ireland. : : Routledge [Details]
2016 Freedom and Growth in Ireland, 1980 to 2014
Robbie Butler and John Considine (2016) Freedom and Growth in Ireland, 1980 to 2014. : : Frasier Institute [Details]
2013 League of Ireland: Offering Something Different
Robbie Butler (2013) League of Ireland: Offering Something Different. : : Foras Supporters Handbook [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2018 Bonus Incentives and Team-Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler, Liam Lenten and Pat Massey (2018) Bonus Incentives and Team-Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2018 Bonus Incentives and Team-Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler, Liam Lenten and Pat Massey (2018) Bonus Incentives and Team-Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2018 Secondary Prizes and Match Uncertainty in Rugby Union Tournaments: The Impact of Bonus Points. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robert Butler and Pat Massey (2018) Secondary Prizes and Match Uncertainty in Rugby Union Tournaments: The Impact of Bonus Points. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2018 Turf Accountancy - A Spatial Analysis of Bookmakers. [Oral Presentation]
Robert Butler, David Butler and Justin Doran (2018) Turf Accountancy - A Spatial Analysis of Bookmakers. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2017 Bonus Incentives and Team-Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler, Liam Lenten and Pat Massey (2017) Bonus Incentives and Team-Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2017 The Evolution of Sports Broadcasting. [Poster Presentation]
Robbie Butler (2017) The Evolution of Sports Broadcasting. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2017 Stories in Sports Economics. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler, David Butler and John Considine (2017) Stories in Sports Economics. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2017 The Allocation of Additional Time in the English Premier League – “Fergie Time” post Sir Alex. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler, David Butler and Rory O'Riordan (2017) The Allocation of Additional Time in the English Premier League – “Fergie Time” post Sir Alex. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2017 Rule changes and incentives in the League of Ireland from 1970 to 2014. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler and David Butler (2017) Rule changes and incentives in the League of Ireland from 1970 to 2014. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2016 Mystics and the Market: Predictions in the English Premier League. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler, David Butler and John Eakins (2016) Mystics and the Market: Predictions in the English Premier League. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2016 The Mystics and the Market – An Analysis of Premier League Outcome and Score Predictions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
John Eakins, David Butler and Robbie Butler (2016) The Mystics and the Market – An Analysis of Premier League Outcome and Score Predictions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2016 Has Competition in Pay TV Sports Broadcasting Benefitted Consumers?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler & Pat Massey (2016) Has Competition in Pay TV Sports Broadcasting Benefitted Consumers?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2015 European Sports Economics Association. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler, David Butler. Justin Doran & Sean O'Connor (2015) European Sports Economics Association. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 Rule Changes in the League of Ireland 1920 – 2013. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler (2014) Rule Changes in the League of Ireland 1920 – 2013. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 Referee Decision-making & Agency Theory: The Case of the English Premier League. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler & David Butler (2014) Referee Decision-making & Agency Theory: The Case of the English Premier League. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 The Relative Age Effect and Under-21 Irish Association Football: A Natural Experiment & Policy Recommendations. [Oral Presentation]
David Butler & Robbie Butler (2014) The Relative Age Effect and Under-21 Irish Association Football: A Natural Experiment & Policy Recommendations. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2013 A Rehabilitation of Mancur Olson: The Rise & Decline of States. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler (2013) A Rehabilitation of Mancur Olson: The Rise & Decline of States. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 Rehabilitation of Mancur Olson: The Rise & Decline of States. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Robbie Butler (2012) Rehabilitation of Mancur Olson: The Rise & Decline of States. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2012 The Rise & Decline of States. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler (2012) The Rise & Decline of States. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 Age, Effort and Outcome. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler (2012) Age, Effort and Outcome. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 An Institutional Analysis of Long-Term Economic Growth. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler (2012) An Institutional Analysis of Long-Term Economic Growth. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2011 Home Bias in Premier League Added Time. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler, David Butler & Rory O'Farrell (2011) Home Bias in Premier League Added Time. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2011 Group for Research in Organisational and Evolution Economics Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Robbie Butler (2011) Group for Research in Organisational and Evolution Economics Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2011 Competing Explanations of Economic Growth: Comparing New Economic Geography (NEG) and Neoclassical Growth Theory for EU Regions'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Robbie Butler & Justin Doran (2011) Competing Explanations of Economic Growth: Comparing New Economic Geography (NEG) and Neoclassical Growth Theory for EU Regions'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2010 How Rich Countries Got Rich: An Institutionalist Perspective. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Robbie Butler (2010) How Rich Countries Got Rich: An Institutionalist Perspective. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2010 Group for Research in Organisational and Evolutionary Economics Conference. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Robbie Butler (2010) Group for Research in Organisational and Evolutionary Economics Conference. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2010 ; (2010) Relative Age Effects in Association Football: A European Analysis. [Invited Oral Presentation]
David Butler & Robbie Butler (2010) ; (2010) Relative Age Effects in Association Football: A European Analysis. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2010 More Time Please: Biases in Premier League Additional Time. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler & David Butler (2010) More Time Please: Biases in Premier League Additional Time. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2010 Relative Age Effects in Association Football: An Irish & European Analysis. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
David Butler & Robbie Butler (2010) Relative Age Effects in Association Football: An Irish & European Analysis. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2009 Relative Age Effects in Association Football. [Invited Oral Presentation]
David Butler & Robbie Butler (2009) Relative Age Effects in Association Football. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2009 Relative Age Effects in Association Football. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Robbie Butler & David Butler (2009) Relative Age Effects in Association Football. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2007 Government Support for Horse Racing Ireland: The Allocation & Distribution of Public Funds. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
Meadhbh Sherman, Robbie Butler (2007) Government Support for Horse Racing Ireland: The Allocation & Distribution of Public Funds. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2006 Tom Garvin, Mancur Olson and Irish Economic Growth. [Oral Presentation]
Robert Butler* and John Considine (2006) Tom Garvin, Mancur Olson and Irish Economic Growth. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 Irish Economic Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]
John Considine & Robbie Butler (2006) Irish Economic Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson]. [Details]
2005 Olsonian Explanations of 20th Century Irish Economic Growth. [Oral Presentation]
Robbie Butler & John Considine (2005) Olsonian Explanations of 20th Century Irish Economic Growth. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
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