Economic and Social Research Institute, and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Research Officer, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin
Unemployment and active labor market programs, migration, wages and pay bargaining institutions, participation in sport and physical activity
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Provision of briefings on the effectiveness of Irish unemployment activation measures to Ireland's Labor Market Council, which advises Ireland's Minister for Social Protection on the implementation of policies to tackle unemployment. The Council also proposes reforms to labor market policy. Provision of briefings on the labor market situation in Ireland—specifically issues surrounding unemployment, employment, industrial relations, earnings and migration—to international ministries (e.g. Denmark, the Philippines, etc.) and organizations such as the Troika, OECD, European Commission, and the Asian Development Bank
PhD Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2005
"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, A. Bergin, and S. McGuinness).
"Impact of the Great Recession on unemployed and NEET individuals: Labour market transitions in Ireland." Economic Systems 39:1 (2015): 59–71 (with S. McGuinness).
"Participation in school sport and post-school pathways: Evidence from Ireland." National Institute Economic Review 232:1 (2015): 51–66 (with P. Lunn).
“Transitions in and out of unemployment among young people in the Irish recession.” Comparative Economic Studies 56:4 (2014): 616–634 (with S. McGuinness, P.J. O’Connell, D. Haugh, and A. González Pandiella).
“Benchmarking, social partnership and higher remuneration: Wage settling institutions and the public–private sector wage gap in Ireland.” The Economic and Social Review 40:3 (2009): 339–370 (with S. McGuinness and P.J. O’Connell).
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