David Madden

University College Dublin, Ireland

I am very pleased to contribute to the IZA World of Labor project. This will become an important and useful resource for academics, students, and policymakers

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, School of Economics, University College Dublin

Research interest

Public policy, particularly in the areas of health economics and income distribution

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Advisor, Department of Health, Health Impact Assessment Group on Taxation of Sugar Sweetened Beverages


PhD Economics, University College Dublin, 1995

Selected publications

  • “Health and wealth on the roller-coaster: Ireland, 2003–2011.” Social Indicators Research 121:2 (2015): 387–412.

  • “The poverty effects of a ‘fat-tax' in Ireland.” Health Economics 24 (2015): 104–121.

  • “Dominance and the measurement of inequality.” In: Culyer, A. J. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Health Economics. London: Elsevier, 2014.

  • “A profile of obesity in Ireland, 2002–2007.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A-Statistics in Society 175:4 (2012): 893–914.