1991 – 2000

  • The New Competition Act. Presented to Dublin Economics Workshop Annual Economic Policy Conference, Kenmare, 19th October 1991.
  • Some Implications of the Competition Act. Presented to Centre for Economics and Law Conference, University College Galway, 23rd November 1991.
  • Principles, Powers and Priorities – enforcing competition law in cases of mergers and acquisitions. Competition Press Conference, 13th May 1996.
  • The New Competition Law Enforcement Regime. Irish Centre for European Law Conference, Westbury Hotel, Dublin, 9th April 1997.
  • Think Competition! Speech to Forum for Public Procurement Seminar, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, 3rd December 1997.
  • Merger Control: The Missing Link in Irish Competition Policy. Competition Press Conference 13th October 1998.
  • Why Ireland Needs an Effective Competition Policy. Presentation to ICTU Seminar, 15th April 1999.
  • Tackling the ‘Cosy Cartels’: The Competition Authority’s Enforcement Priorities. Presented to UCD School of Law/Competition Authority conference, University College Dublin, 12th November 1999.
  • Competition Policy and the Transport Sector. Chartered Institute of Transport Conference, Clontarf Castle, Dublin, 2nd March 2000.
  • Competition Law Priorities for a New Millennium. Paper presented at University of Limerick, Thursday 4th May 2000.
  • Investigating Cartels, Dublin Economics Workshop, Economic Policy Conference, Sheen Falls Hotel, Kenmare, 14th October 2000.
  • Merger Analysis by the Authority – A Whole New Ballgame? Competition Press Conference, Dublin, 24th October 2000.
  • Using Immunity to Fight Criminal Cartels. Competition Authority Conference on New Strategies that Can Help Win the War Against Cartels. Radisson Hotel, Dublin, 17th November 2000.
  • The Approach of the Irish Competition Authority to Cartel Investigations, Office of Fair Trading Cartel Conference, Grand Hotel, Brighton, 22nd November 2000.

2001 – 2005

  • From Rockefeller to Gates – The Evolution of Predatory Pricing: Or How to Distinguish Victims from Sore Losers. Competition Press Conference. Hilton Hotel, Dublin, 26th September 2001. Click here to view / download.
  • Competition Policy and Regulatory Reform in Public Utility Industries. OHR/OECD Conference on Regulatory Governance and Network Industries, Holiday Inn, Sarajevo, 19th April 2002. Click here to view (external link).
  • The Great Cartel Crackdown: Aims and Effectiveness of the New Criminal Definitions. Competition Press Conference: New Criminal Regime, New Merger Controls: Introduction to the Competition Act 2002, Hilton Hotel, Dublin, 8th May2002. Click here to view / download.
  • The Evolution of Irish Merger Control Legislation, Competition Authority, Merger Conference, Hilton Hotel, Dublin, 9th September 2002.
Addressing seminar at UCD Law School, 2001 with Dr Dermot Cahill (left) and Mr Justice Peter Heerey of the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Boston v Berlin: Fifty Years of Irish Antitrust. Presented to Dublin Economics Workshop Annual Economic Policy Conference Kenmare, 11th October 2003. Click to view / download.
  • Criminal Sanctions for Competition Law: A Review of Irish Experience. Address to Competition Law Scholars Forum: Decentralised Enforcement: From the Idea to the Reality, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, 22nd April 2004. Click to view / download.
  • Utility Regulation is Failing Irish Consumers, speech to Competition Press Conference, Radisson Hotel, Dublin, 29th September 2004.
  • Is Utility Regulation Failing Irish Consumers, speech to Dublin Economics Workshop, Annual Economics Policy Conference, Kenmare, County Kerry, 16th October 2004. Click here to download.
  • Why Utility Regulation is Failing Irish Consumers, presentation to regulators’ economic workshop, Trinity College Dublin, 9th November 2004.
  • Criminalisation and Leniency – Will the Combination Favourably Affect Cartel Stability?, Amsterdam Centre for Law and Economics Conference: Remedies and Sanctions in Competition Policy, Amsterdam, 15th February 2005. Click to view / download.
  • Measuring Market Power in Irish Merger Control: The Economics Underlying the Assessment of Mergers, Irish Centre for European Law Conference, Hilton Hotel, Dublin, 16th June 2005. Click here to download.
  • Raiding the Four Goldmines: Some Thoughts on the Competition Authority’s Preliminary Report on the Legal Profession, Dublin Economics Workshop Annual Economic Policy Conference, Sheen Falls Hotel, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, 15th October 2005. Click here to view / download.

2006 – 2012

  • DELAYED INDEFINITELY – Regulatory Reform of the Irish Bus Industry, Presented to Dublin Economics Workshop Annual Policy Conference Kenmare, 15th October 2006.
  • The Role of Economics in Competition Policy, Presented at University of Limerick, 30th January 2008. Click to view / download.
  • Commission’s Economic Analysis Shoots Down Ryanair’s Proposed Acquisition of Aer Lingus, Competition Press Conference, 30th April 2008. Click here to view / download.
  • The Evolving Role of Economics in Competition and Regulatory Cases, Competition Press Competition and Regulatory Conference, 12th October 2010. Click here to view / download.
  • The New Government’s Competition Policy, Competition Press Competition and Regulatory Conference, 28th September 2011. Click to view / download.
  • What Has Irish Competition Policy Achieved? Dublin Economics Workshop Annual Economic Policy Conference, Kenmare, 15th October 2011. Click here to view / download.
  • Competitive Balance and Match Attendance in European Rugby Union Leagues, Irish Economics Association, Annual Conference, 27th April 2012. Click here to view / download.
  • Analysis Of The Economic Effects Of Scotland’s Minimum Alcohol Pricing, European Parliament Seminar, Strasbourg 12th September 2012. Click here to view / download.
  • Competition Law: An Unaffordable Luxury in Times of Crisis? Presented to Competition Law Scholars Forum, University of Edinburgh, 13th September 2012. Click to view / download.
  • Competition Law in Ireland Comes of Age: An Economics View. Presented to Competition Press Competition and Regulatory Conference, 27th September 2012. Click here to view / download.

2014 – 2019

Patrick Massey at ESEA 2014
  • Competitive Balance: Results of Two Natural Experiments from Rugby Union, European Sports Economics Association, Annual Conference, University of Antwerp, 4th September 2014. Click here to view / download.
  • Competition Law and Professional Team Sports: Lessons from Rugby Union’s Celtic Fringe. Presented to Dublin Economics Workshop Annual Economic Policy Conference, River Lee Hotel Cork 17th October 2014. Click to view / download.
  • The Role of Economics in Competition Law Cases. Presented to Irish Centre for European Law Conference, Dublin 6th March 2015. Click to view / download.
  • Teams’ Responses to Changed Incentives: Evidence from Rugby’s Six Nations Championship, X Annual Gijon Sports Economics Conference, 8th May 2015. Click to view / download.
  • Teams’ Responses to Changed Incentives: Evidence from Rugby’s Six Nations Championship, European Sports Economics Association Annual Conference, University of Zurich, 28th August 2015. Click to view / download.
  • Has Competition in PayTV Markets Benefited Consumers: The Case of the English Premier League, Presentation to XI Gijon Annual Sports Economics Conference, Gijon 6th May 2016. Click to view / download.
  • Home Advantage and Referees: Evidence from the European Rugby Cup. Presented to European Sports Economics Association Conference, University of Groningen, 1st September 2016. Click to view / download.
  • Analysing the Performance of Republic of Ireland Football Managers: A Production Frontier Approach. Presented to European Sports Economics Association Conference, University of Groningen, 2nd September 2016. Click to view / download.
ESEA, Zurich 2015
Speaking at Gijon 2016
  • Rugby Union’s Celtic Fringe: Analysing Attendances in the Pro-12 League. Presented to XII Gijon Sports Economics Conference, Gijon, 7th May 2017. Click to view / download.
  • Analysing Team Efficiency in Rugby’s Pro-12 League. Presented to European Sports Economics Association Conference, University of Paderborn, 30th August 2017. Click to view / download.
  • Bonus Incentives and Team Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field”. Presented to European Sports Economics Association Conference, University of Paderborn, 31st August 2017. Click to view / download.
  • Secondary Prizes and Match Uncertainty in Rugby Union Tournaments: The Impact of Bonus Points. Presented to XIII Gijon Sports Economics Conference, Gijon, 5th May 2018. Click to view / download.
  • Home Advantage and Referees: Evidence from Rugby’s Pro14 League. Presented to European Sports Economics Association Conference, University of Liverpool, 31st August 2018. Click to view / download.
  • Its Just Not Cricket: The Rise of Twenty/20 and the Indian Premier League. Presented to XIV Gijon Sports Economics Conference, Gijon, 6th May 2019. Click to view / download.
  • The Impact of Monitoring in a Principal-Agent Setting: Evidence from the Introduction of Television Match Officials in Pro-14 Rugby. Presented to Irish Economics Association, Annual Conference, River Lee Hotel, Cork, 10th May 2019. Click to view / download.
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