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 


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 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 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 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


Ms Supriya Kapoor
Research Interests Macroeconomics and finance with an emphasis on the role of financial institutions and monetary policy 
Thesis Title Essays in Banking and Finance 
Supervisor Dr Oana Peia 
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 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 UCD School of Economics PhD 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 


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 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