What a busy 24 hours it has been. I was invited back to my alma mater on Monday lunchtime and presented to an audience of roughly 150 people at Waterford Institute of Technology.
My paper was called Entry Points to Learning: Using Sport to Teach Economics. We discussed issues surrounding incentives, game theory, inflation and the ‘sports’ multiplier. Big thanks to Dr Richard Burke, Frank Conway and all the staff and students at WIT for facilitating.
At 7pm yesterday evening, I spoke at a UCC Economics Society event. More than 50 people showed up for the event which is very encouraging and shows the interest students on campus have in sports economics.
At 11am this morning we have the privilege of hosting Austin Houlihan, Senior Consultant in the Sports Business Group of Deloitte. Austin is better known as the project manager of the Deloitte Football Money League and author of the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance and gave a fascinating lecture on current trends in English and European Football.
Slides from my lectures are available upon request.