Economic and Social Research Institute, and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
IZA World of Labor role
Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) (2017--present)
Labor economics, political economy, electoral systems, applied econometrics, game theory
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Lead researcher on various minimum wage related projects as part of a research programme with the Irish Low Pay Commission.
Assistant Lecturer in Economics, Dublin Institute of Technology (2014–2016); Assistant Lecturer in Economics,Maynooth University (2013–2014)
PhD in Economics, Maynooth University, 2014
“Explaining the gender gap in job satisfaction.” Applied Economics Letters (Forthcoming) (with S. McGuinness).
“Educational expansion and overeducation of young graduates: A comparative analysis of 30 European countries.” Oxford Review of Education (Forthcoming) (with J. Delaney, S. McGuinness, and K. Pouliakas).
"The gender wage gap in Europe: Job preferences, gender convergence and distributional effects." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 81:3 (2019): 564–587 (with S. McGuinness).
"The impact of a minimum wage increase on temporary contract workers." Fiscal Studies 40:2 (2019): 149–173 (with S. McGuinness).
"Skills mismatch: Concepts, measurement and policy approaches." Journal of Economic Surveys 32:4 (2018): 985–1015 (with S. McGuinness and K. Pouliakas).
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