The 2021/22 academic year at University College Cork will see the awarding of the James Quirk Memorial Prize in Sports Economics. The prize is open to all students registered in sports economics at UCC and is funded by the Quirk Estate in Kansas, United States.
As said previously on this forum, Jim a retired Caltech Economics Professor (1971-1987) and a leading voice in sports economics who passed away in June of last year. In 1971 he published “An Economic Model of a Professional Sports League” with Mohamed El Hodiri in the Journal of Political Economy and would go on to publish many other highly influential papers in sports economics and related areas.
The prize can be found listed here on the UCC website.