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Centre for Sports Economics & Law (CSEL)


The Centre for Sports Economics & Law (CSEL) is a collaborative unit of academics based across the Department of Economics and School of Law. 

The mission of CSEL is to be a centre of excellence in research and a leading hub internationally for sports economics and sports law study and practice. Given the Centre’s interdisciplinary nature, our members endeavour to conduct research at the nexus of the two specialisms. 

CSEL members include: Dr.David Butler (Director, Economics), Dr.Robert Butler (Economics), Prof.Maria Cahill (Law), Dr.John Considine (Economics), Dr.John Eakins (Economics), Dr.Declan Jordan (Economics), Dr.Seán Ó Conaill (Law), Prof. Conor O’Mahony (Law) and Dr.Aisling Parkes (Law) and Prof.Robert Simmons (Adjunct. Economics, (Lancaster University))

Members bring expertise from a variety of backgrounds in their core discipline and have published sports research in many recognised international journals and books including The Journal of Sports Economics, The European Journal of Operations Research, The British Journal of Industrial Relations, Public Choice, The Scottish Journal of Political Economy, The European Sport Management Quarterly, The International Journal of Sport Finance, Regional Studies, Applied Economics,  The Handbook on EU Sports Law and Policy, The Journal of Economic Studies, Sport Management Review, Economic and Social Review, Oxford Economic Papers, Soccer and Society, Public Choice and Sport and the Entertainment Review.

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