Economic and Social Research Institute, and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI); Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin
Labor market transitions, mismatch in the labor market, migration
PhD Economics, NUI Maynooth, 2011
"Using monitoring data to assess community development: Evidence from Ireland." Local Economy 32:6 (2017): 539–556 (with S. McGuinness and A. Whelan).
"Ireland’s recession and the immigrant–native earnings gap." In: Kahanec, M., and K. F. Zimmermann (eds). Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession. Berlin: Springer, 2016 (with A. Barrett, E. Kelly, and S. McGuinness).
"Is there a role for higher education institutions in improving the quality of first employment?" The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 16:4 (2016): 1–15 (with S. McGuinness and A. Whelan).
Overeducation in Europe: Trends, Convergence and Drivers. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10678, 2017 (with S. McGuinness and A. Whelan).
"Modelling the medium to long term potential macroeconomic impact of Brexit on Ireland." Economic and Social Review 48:3 (2017): 305–316 (with A. Garcia Rodriguez, N. Mc Inerney, E. Morgenroth, and D. Smith).
Unemployment remains above pre-crisis levels, but recovery from its very high crisis level is well underwayIreland was hit particularly hard by the global financial crisis, with severe impacts on the labor market. The unemployment rate increased dramatically, and the labor force participation rate declined by four percentage points between 2007 and 2012. Outward migration re-emerged as a safety valve for the Irish economy, helping to moderate impacts on unemployment via a reduction in overall labor supply. As the crisis deepened, long-term unemployment escalated, creating significant policy challenges. Overall unemployment has been dropping rapidly since 2013, but remains above its pre-crisis level.MoreLess