Adele Bergin

Economic and Social Research Institute, and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and IZA, Germany

I'm excited to be involved in the IZA World of Labor project. These articles outline the key facts about labor markets in different countries and should serve as a useful tool for policymakers and academics

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI); Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

Research interest

Labor market transitions, mismatch in the labor market, migration


PhD Economics, NUI Maynooth, 2011

Selected publications

  • "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).