At The Margin


#25: Sports Economics - Dr. Robbie Butler (UCC)

Season 2, Ep. 13

I am joined by Dr. Robbie Butler who is a lecturer at University College Cork and is an expert in Sports economics.

We discuss 'Fergie time', the use of bonus points in rugby and whether pundits are actually better than the average fan when it comes to predicting a result.

There is something in this conversation for those of us less interested in sport, too. Much of what we discuss touches on economic theories of labour productivity, agency theory and cognitive biases.

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I hope you enjoy this conversation! 

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