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).
A remarkable turnaround in the labor market went hand in hand with economic recoveryIreland was hit particularly hard by the global financial crisis, with severe impacts on the labor market. Between 2007 and 2013, the unemployment rate increased dramatically, from 5% to 15.5%, and the labor force participation rate declined by almost five 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. However, since 2013, there is clear evidence of a recovery in the labor market with unemployment, both overall and long-term, dropping rapidly.MoreLess