Dr Alexander Farnell



Rhetoric House
1st Floor


Alex joined Maynooth in 2021 having completed his PhD in Economics at Lancaster University. He also holds an MSc and BSc from Lancaster. Alex's research area lies at the intersection of sports, labour and personnel economics. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 Farnell A. (2023) 'False Start? An Analysis of NFL Penalties With and Without Crowds'. Journal of Sports Economics, . [DOI]
2023 Bryson, A.; Buraimo, B.; Farnell, A.; Simmons, R. (2023) 'Special ones? The effect of head coaches on football team performance'. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, . [Link] [DOI]
2023 Butler, D; Butler, R.; Farnell, A.; Simmons, R. (2023) 'COVID-19 infections and short-run worker performance: Evidence from European football'. European Journal of Operational Research, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2023.12.017
2022 Berri D.; Farnell A.; Simmons R. (2022) 'The determinants of Black quarterback pay in the National Football League'. Managerial and Decision Economics, . [DOI]
2021 Bryson, A., Buraimo, B., Farnell, A. and Simmons, R. (2021) 'Time to go? Head Coach quits and dismissals in professional football'. De Economist, .
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