Paul Redmond

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

This project provides important information on the latest issues facing the Irish labor market. As such, this IZA World of Labor article should be a useful resource for policymakers and academics alike

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) (2017--present)

Research interest

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.

Past positions

Assistant Lecturer in Economics, Dublin Institute of Technology (2014–2016); Assistant Lecturer in Economics,Maynooth University (2013–2014)


PhD in Economics, Maynooth University, 2014

Selected publications

  • “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).