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B.A. [Mod] PhD

Room 218, Economics Department, J. E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, NUI Galway

+353 (0) 91 492530

Research interests: Economics of innovation, science policy, human resources for science and technology

is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at NUI Galway.

Dr. 's B.A.[Mod] degree in economics and a Ph.D.are from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He has been at NUI, Galway since 1994. Dr. is pursuing a research interest in the economics of technological change and in particular in the political economy of science, technology and innovation policy in Ireland, which was the subject of his Barrington Prize Lecture to the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland in 1999. He has been a member of a working group of the Irish Council for Science Technology and Innovation ICSTI, working on methods of measuring and evaluating research and technological activities and policies. He has also contributed to an evaluation of Irish memberships of Inter-Governmental Research Organisations, working with the Department of Public Enterprise on the evaluation of potential Irish membership of CERN.

His other principal research interest to date has been the political economy of Irish public finance, with a particular focus on the path of fiscal policy since Independence, the constitutional/institutional framework for fiscal policy, and on the construction of datasets for the periods before which the national statistical authorities provide data i.e., pre-1950s.

Research projects:

PRTLI_INNOVSYS: "Conceptualising, Modelling and Evaluating Systems of Innovation" (Participant) Details>>

REGINA_CISC: "Towards the setting up of a lasting partnership for REGional scientific, technological and Innovation kNowledge management in the Atlantic area" (Participant) Details>>

REMEDI_CISC: "Delivering socio-economic benefits from stem cell and gene therapy research" (Project Leader) Details>>

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