Patrick Massey Publications


New Zealand: Market Liberalisation in a Developed Economy

London, Macmillan Press, 1995.

Copies available here from Palgrave Macmillian.

Competition Law And Policy In Ireland

Cork, Oak Tree Press, 1996.

Competition law and policy in Ireland Book -Co-Author Patrick Massey - Compecon

Competition And Regulation In Ireland The Law And Economics

Cork, Oak Tree Press, 2003.

Chapters in Books

Product Markets in J. Brown ed. Competition Law and Regulation in Ireland, Dublin, Competition Press, 1991.

Some Implications of the Competition Act, in P. McNutt and M. Doherty eds., Competition Policy and the 1991 Irish Competition Act, Centre in Economics and Law, University College Galway, 1991.

The Competition Act: An Economist’s Perspective in A. Schuster ed., Key Aspects of Irish Competition Law and Practice, Irish Centre for European Law, 1994.

Should Irish Taxis Compete? in P. McNutt and M. Doherty eds., Issues in Law and Economics, Centre in Economics and Law, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, 1994.

Reform of EC Competition Law: Substance, Procedures and Institutions in B. Hawk ed., International Antitrust Law and Policy 1996, New York, Juris Publications, reproduced in B. Hawk ed. EC Competition Law Reform, New York, Juris Publications, 2002.

Criminalization and Leniency – Will the Combination Favourably Affect Cartel Stability? in K.S. Cseres, M.P. Schinkel & F.O. Vogelaar eds., Criminalization of Competition Law Enforcement Economic and Legal Implications for the EU Member States, London: Edward Elgar, 2006.

Competition Offences in Ireland: The Regime and its Results in C. Beaton-Wells and A. Ezrachi eds. Criminalising Cartels A Critical Interdisciplinary Study of an International Regulatory Movement, Oxford, Hart Publishing, February 2011 (with Mr Justice John Cooke).

Boston v. Berlin: A Half-Century of Irish Antitrust, in P.S. Mehta ed., Evolution of Competition Laws and their Enforcement: A Political Economy Perspective, London, Routledge, December 2011 (with Patrick Lyons and Moore McDowell).

Rugby Union’s Late Conversion to Professionalism: An Economic Perspective in The Sage Handbook of Sports Economics, Sage Publications, September 2019.

From Lord’s to Bollywood: Cricket Economics, the Rise of T20 and the Indian Premier League in R. Butler ed. Advances in Sports Economics

On- and Off-field Behaviour of Match Officials in Professional Team Sports in R. Butler ed. Advances in Sports Economics (with Peter Dawson & Paul Downward).


The Role of Building Societies in the Irish Financial System, Irish Banking Review, March 1984. Click here to download.

A New Approach to Public Service Pay, Administration, Winter 1986.

De-Regulation in New Zealand: Are There Lessons for Ireland? Irish Banking Review, Spring, 1987. Click here to download.

Exchange Rate Policy in a Small Open Economy: An Examination of Irish Experience, Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 25(5) 1987/88. Click here to download.

Exchange Rates and Competitiveness, ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary, October 1988. Click here to download.

The Changing Role of New Zealand’s Reserve Bank, Irish Banking Review, Autumn, 1990. Click here to download.

Promoting Economic Consensus: Some Lessons from the Australian Accord, Irish Banking Review, Winter, 1991. Click here to download.

Ireland’s Competition Act: The First Year, The Antitrust Bulletin, 38(1) 1993.

Unfinished Business – A Review of the Competition Act, Irish Banking Review, 1995 (co-authored with Paula O’Hare). Click here to download.

Competition and Regulatory Reform in Public Utilities: Issues and Prospects, Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 27(3) 1995-96. Click here to download (co-authored with Paula O’Hare).

Market Definition and Market Power in Competition Analysis: Some Practical Issues, Economic and Social Review, 31(4) 2000. Click here to download.

Merger Control in Ireland, Irish Banking Review, Autumn, 2001. Click here to download.

Proposed Reform of the EU Merger Regulation, Commercial Law Practitioner, 9(7), July 2002 (co-authored with Dara Daly).

Competition and Deregulation: A Review of Irish Experience, The Antitrust Bulletin, 47(4), 2002. Click here to access.

Criminal Sanctions for Competition Law: A Review of Irish Experience, Competition Law Review, 1(1) 2004. Click here to download.

Is Irish Utility Regulation Failing Consumers? ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary, Winter 2004. Click here to download.

Are Sports Cartels Different? An Analysis of EU Commission Decisions Concerning Collective Selling Agreements for Football Broadcasting Rights, World Competition, 30(1) 2007. Click here to access.

Delayed Indefinitely: Regulatory Reform of the Irish Bus Industry, ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary, March 2007. Click here to download.

A League of Their Own: Landmark Supreme Court Judgment Clears Irish League of Credit Unions of Abuse of Dominance, World Competition, 31(2) 2008. Click here to access.

Joint Dominance and Tacit Collusion: Some Implications for Competition and Regulatory Policy, European Competition Journal, 6(2) 2010 (co-authored with Moore McDowell). Click here to access.

Taking Politics Out of Mergers – A Review of Irish Experience, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 6(4) 2010. Click here to access.

A Tale of Two Mergers: Irish Merger Policy After the Heineken and Kerry Cases, World Competition, 34(1) 2011. Click here  to access.

Criminalising Competition Law Offences – A Review of Irish Experience, New Journal of European Criminal Law, 3(2), 2012. Click here to access.

Competitive Balance and Match Attendance in European Rugby Union Leagues, Economic and Social Review, 44(4) 2013 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan & Shane Massey). Click here to access.

Bus Competition in Ireland: Delayed by Regulatory Roadblocks, Economic Affairs, 31(3), 2014. Click here to access.

Analysing Match Attendances in the European Rugby Cup: Does Uncertainty of Outcome Matter in a Multinational Tournament? European Sports Management Quarterly, 17(3), 2017 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan & Shane Massey). Click here to access.

Teams’ Responses to Changed Incentives: Evidence from Rugby’s Six Nations Championship, International Journal of Sport Finance, 12(2) 2017 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan). Click here to access.

Competitive Balance: Results of a Natural Experiment from Rugby Union, International Journal of Sport Finance, 13(1), 2018 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan). Click here to access.

Has Competition in the Market for Subscription Sports Broadcasting Benefited Consumers? The Case of the English Premier League, Journal of Sports Economics, 20(4) 2019 (co-authored with Robbie Butler). Click here to access.

Television Match Officials, Referees and Home Advantage: Evidence from the European Rugby Cup, Sport Management Review, 23(3) 2020 (co-authored with Pete Dawson & Paul Downward). Click here to access article.

Bonus Incentives and Team Effort Levels: Evidence from the ‘Field’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 67(5) 2020 (co-authored with Robbie Butler & Liam Lenten). Click here to access.

Soccer Clubs and Diminishing Returns: The Case of Paris-Saint Germain, International Journal of Sport Finance, 16(3), 2021 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan). Click here to obtain a copy of the paper.

EU Competition Policy: An Unaffordable Luxury in Times of Crisis? World Competition, 44(4): 405-432. Click here to obtain a copy of the paper.

Rugby’s Celtic Fringe Goes Global: An Economic Analysis of the Pro-14, Sport, Business & Management, April 2022 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan). Click here to obtain a copy of this paper.

Articles Published in Competition

Massey argues in defence of Authority’s Woodchester Decision, address to Foundation for Fiscal Studies, Trinity College Dublin, 19th November 1992. Reproduced in Competition Vol. 2(1), 1992-93, pp.16-19. Click here to view.

The View of the Competition Authority, address to seminar on Restraint of Trade and Employee Covenants, Irish Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University College Dublin, 7th October 1993. Reproduced in Competition Vol.3(3), 1993-94, pp.59-62. Click here to view.

The New Competition Law Enforcement Regime, address to Irish Centre for European Law Conference, Westbury Hotel Dublin, 9th April 1997. Reproduced in Competition, Vol.6(1), 1996-97, pp.15-18. Click here to view.

Criminal investigation and prosecution of cartels should be normal task for Garda, Vol.10(5), 2000-01, pp.133-136 (co-authored with Daragh Daly). Click here to view.

Its the Structure – Stupid! Turf wars over Utilities, between sectoral regulation and competition law miss the point, Vol.10(6), 2000-01, 174-176. Click here to view.

Act places economic analysis at heart of merger assessment, Vol.11(3), 2001-02, pp.73-75. Click here to view.

Speedier & fuller publication of merger decisions, Vol.11(7), 2001-02, pp.187-190. Click here to view.

The Authority’s curious proposal for a Declaration on LPG, Vol.11(8), 2001-02, pp.222-226. Click here to view.

Trust us we’re regulators: Why civil fines in competition cases are a bad idea, Vol.12(2), 2002-03, pp.41-44. Click here to view.

Vertical Agreements: Further Authority guidelines would cut compliance costs and risks, Vol.12(7), 2002-03, pp.167-168. Click here to view.

Authority ‘decision’ against Statoil’s pricing strategy poses problems, Vol.12(10), 243-246, (co-authored with Daragh Daly). Click here to view.

The curious case of the dog that didn’t bark, Vol.13(8), 2003-04, 161-163. Click here to view.

Assessing EU Commission’s draft non-horizontal merger guidelines, Vol.14(10), 2004-06, pp.220-222. Click here to view.

Authority’s first efficiency analysis (in Kerry-Breeo) cause of serious concern, Vol.16(7), 2008, pp.158-162. Click here to view.

Authority still vertically challenged on LPG, Vol.17(2), 2010, pp.37-39. Click here to view.

Why the Competition Authority needs a Chief Economist, Vol.18(1), 2012-13, pp.7-10. Click here to view.

Evidence shows that nearly half of [EU] merger decisions were unreliable, Vol.18(6), 2012-13, pp.162-166. Click here to view.

Working Papers

(Not Published Elsewhere)

Measuring the Impact of the Competition Act, Trinity Economic Papers, Policy Paper No.3, May 1995 (co-authored with Paula O’Hare).

The Future of the Irish Electricity Industry, Competition Authority Discussion Paper No.3, 1997.

The Treatment of Vertical Restraints under Competition Law, Competition Authority Discussion Paper No. 4, 1997.

The Natural Gas Market in Ireland, Competition Authority Discussion Paper No.5, 1998 (co-authored with Tony Shortall).

Competition and Regulation in Public Utility Industries, Competition Authority Discussion Paper No.7, 1999 (co-authored with Tony Shortall).

Late Conversion: The Impact of Professionalism on European Rugby Union, UCD School of Economics Working Paper WP/11/18, September 2011 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan & Shane Massey). Click here to download.

Professional Rugby on the Celtic Fringe, UCD School of Economics Working Paper WP/20/03, January 2020 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan). Click here to download.

Different Strokes: Winning Strategies in Women’s (and Men’s) Big Bash Cricket, UCD School of Economics, Working Paper WP23/30, December 2023 (co-authored with Vincent Hogan). Click here to download.

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