Ms Tamanna Adhikari

Research Interests Development Economics, Productivity, Business Environment, Ease of Doing Business, Economic Growth, Corruption
Thesis Title Essays in Development Economics 
Supervisor Prof Karl Whelan
Funding UCD School of Economics Scholarship

Ms Mita Adhisti
Research Interests International trade
Thesis Title Evaluating the impact of trade promotion and export financing programs on MSMEs export performance in Indonesia 
Supervisor Dr Stefanie Haller
Funding Beijing Dublin International College (BDIC)

 

Mr Emanuele Albarosa

Research Interests

Applied econometrics, labour policy, migration, organised crime

Thesis Title The distributional effects of employment protection
Supervisor Prof Benjamin Elsner 
Funding IRC Government of Ireland Scholarship 

 

 

Ms Karen Arulsamy

Research Interests Mental health and well-being, discrimination, lab and field experiments 
Thesis Title Mental health and economics: a study of the economic outcomes and preferences of individuals with mental health conditions and underlying behavioral mechanisms 
Supervisor Prof Liam Delaney 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship 

 

Mr Jonathan Briody

Research Interests Health Economics; Economic change and health change; Panel data; Cost–benefit analysis; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Economic modelling of health and health-care
Thesis Title Essays on the Economics of Health 
Co-Supervisors Prof Cecily Kelleher and Dr Orla Doyle 
Funding SPHeRE scholar funded by the Health Research Board and based in the School of Economics and Geary institute in UCD 

Mr Gavin Cassells

Research Interests Education, Health, Labour & Behavioural Economics
Thesis Title Essays in Economics 
Supervisor Dr Ivan Pastine
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD Scholarship

Ms Deirdre Coy

Research Interests Health; education; human capital; intervention evaluation 
Thesis Title Health Formation and Early Investment 
Supervisor Dr Orla Doyle 
Funding SPHeRE Scholar (Health Research Board SPHeRE/2013/1) 

Mr Ancil Crayton
Research Interests Macroeconomics; Monetary Policy; Machine Learning; Big Data Econometrics; Financial Economics; Macroeconometrics
Thesis Title Applied Machine Learning Methods for Macroeconomic Policy Analysis
Supervisor Prof Karl Whelan 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship   

Mr Kenneth Devine
Research Interests Household Finance, Behavioural Economics, Lab and Field Experiments
Thesis Title Household Financial Decision Making
Supervisor Prof Liam Delaney
Funding Central Bank  

 

 

Mr Eoin Flaherty

Research Interests FDI, productivity spillovers, wage returns from changing jobs, trade, macroprudential policy 
Thesis Title Productivity and Growth in a Globalised World 
Supervisor Dr Stefanie Haller 
Co-Supervisor Prof Ron Davies
Funding Funded by my employer; the Central Statistics Office, Ireland

 

Mr Michele Gubello
Research Interests  Inequality, Social economics, Education, Human capital
Thesis Title The structural causes of spatial inequalities among European countries
Supervisor  Dr Benjamin Elsner
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship  

 

Mr Xidong Guo
Research Interests Contract theory; health economics; asymmetric information; auction; housing market; sports economics 
Thesis Title Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivations: Addressing the Private Care in Irish Public Health System 
Supervisor Dr Sarah Parlane 
Funding School of Economics Scholarship, UCD  

Mr Tadgh Hegarty

Research Interests

Behavioural Economics. Financial, Betting and Prediction Markets. Asymmetric Information & Economics of Uncertainty

Thesis Title Essays in Applied Microeconomics
Supervisor Prof Liam Delaney
Funding Funded by employer ; the further education and training authority SOLAS

 

 

Mr Ryan Hynes
Research Interests Trade; Patents; Machine Learning
Thesis Title Your House, My Rules: The effects of differing patent treatment on trade
Supervisor Prof Ron Davies
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship

 

Mr Panteleimon Karamalis
Research Interests Macroeconomics; Banking; Fiscal Policy and Taxation; Monetary Economics; Finance 
Thesis Title The effect of taxation on the financing and credit decisions of firms and households 
Supervisor Dr Yota Deli 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship 

 

Dr Fiona Kiernan
Research Interests Health Economics, Microeconometrics, Income Inequality 
Thesis Title An exploration of the income-health relationship over the business cycle 
Supervisor Prof David Madden 
Funding Self-funded

  

Ms Lucie Martin
Research Interests Behavioural economics 
Thesis Title An exploration of the income-health relationship over the business cycle 
Supervisor Prof Liam Delaney
Funding UCD School of Economics Scholarship

 

Ms Sanghamitra Chattopadhyay Mukherjee
Research Interests Renewable energy, climate change, technology adoption 
Thesis Title Uptake of electric vehicles, heat pumps and solar PV systems in Ireland 
Supervisor Dr Lisa Ryan 
Funding IRC Government of Ireland Scholarship

 

Mr Kevin Murphy
Research Interests Distribution of wealth and income,inequality  
Thesis Title Managing  income and wealth inequality in Ireland 
Supervisor Prof David Madden 
Funding Self-funded 

 

Ms Diane Pelly
Research Interests Labour economics; Wellbeing measurement; Productivity; Cost-benefit analysis; Behavioural Economics; Flexible working 
Thesis Title The economic case for Worker Wellness Programmes: are they really worth the investment? 
Supervisor Prof Liam Delaney 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship 

Mr Ivan Petrov

Research Interests

Energy economics, environmental economics, energy efficiency, transportation

Thesis Title Market Failures and the Energy Efficiency Gap
Supervisor Dr Lisa Ryan
Funding Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme 

Mr Mark Regan
Research Interests Applied microeconomics, labour economics 
Thesis Title Essays in labour economics 
Supervisor Prof Paul Devereux 
Funding Economic and Social Research Institute Scholarship 

 

Mr Johannes Scheuerer
Research Interests FDI, International Trade, Applied Microeconometrics
Thesis Title Essays on Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Inequality in Space
Supervisor Prof Ronald B Davies
Funding UCD School of Economics Scholarship

 

  

Mr Matthew Shannon
Research Interests Labour economics, health economics and the economics of discrimination 
Thesis Title The labour and health market outcomes of transgender, gender non-conforming and genderqueer individuals 
Supervisor Prof Christopher Jepsen 
Funding Funded by the Irish Research Council under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 

 

Ms Yujie Shi
Research Interests Macroeconomic; Banking and Financial crisis; Economic growth; Financial Frictions; Financial intermediaries
Thesis Title Define and Measure the ‘Pandemic’ Phase of Cross-Country Contagion during Financial Crises 
Supervisor Prof Liming Wang
Funding Self-funded  

Ms Lena Susanne Specht
Research Interests International Trade and FDI
Thesis Title The effect of trade and especially FDI on wages and tax-rates in developing countries
Supervisor Prof Ronald Davies
Funding BDIC Scholarship 

Ms Man Wing (Lorraine) Wong
Research Interests Labour Economics; Migration; International Development 
Thesis Title Integrating migrants and asylum populations into the labour market 
Supervisor Prof Christopher Jepsen 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship   

  

Mr Diego Zambiasi
Research Interests Applied Econometrics, Causal Inference, Labor, Crime, Drugs
Thesis Title Through the Deep Dark Depths of Addiction: the Connection between Drugs and Crime 
Supervisor Prof Benjamin Elsner 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship