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PhD Candidate Research Areas

 

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 

Mr Emmanuel P de Albuquerque
Research Interests

Cognitive economics, game theory, agent based modeling and applied econometrics

Thesis Title The effects of cognitive proximity on innovation
Supervisor Prof Ron B Davies and Dr Dieter F Kogler 
Funding Science Foundation Ireland  

Mr Matthew Amalitinga Abagna
Research Interests Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade, Special Economic Zones and Taxation
Thesis Title Measuring the Impact of Policy Interventions on Subnational Economic Growth in Developing Countries Using Nighttime Light
Supervisor Prof Ronald B Davies 
Funding UCD School of Economics Scholarship

Mr Dimitrios Argyros
Research Interests

Demographic Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy

Thesis Title Essays in Demographic Economics: The role of political environment on family decisions: Evidence from developing countries.
Supervisor Dr Benjamin Elsner 
Funding BDIC Scholarship 

 

Ms Karen Arulsamy
Research Interests Mental health and economics, financial decision-making and outcomes, public policy, behavioural science
Thesis Title Mental health and financial outcomes over the lifespan 
Supervisor Prof Orla Doyle (UCD) and Prof Liam Delaney (LSE)
Funding Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate Scholarship

 

Ms Tatiana Bezdenezhnykh
Research Interests Health economics, Labour Economics, Political Economy 
Thesis Title Shocks to healthcare and implications for households and individuals
Supervisor Dr Kanika Kapur 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship

Mr Killian Carroll
Research Interests Macroeconomics, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy
Thesis Title Essays in Macroeconomics and Fiscal Policy
Supervisor Prof Nora Strecker
Funding Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Mr Philip Carthy
Research Interests Environmental economics, health economics, transport economics
Thesis Title Environment, Health, and Economic Well-being: A Long-Term Perspective
Supervisors Prof Aisling Reynolds-Feighan (UCD) and Dr. Seán Lyons (ESRI)
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship

 

Mr Giacomo lo Conte
Research Interests economics of innovation, economic geography, applied microeconomics
Thesis Title The geography of technological dynamics 
Supervisors Prof Ron Davies and Prof Dieter Kogler
Funding EZ 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 Daire Crotty
Research Interests Labour, education and sports economics 
Thesis Title Educational attainment and wage structures 
Supervisor Prof Paul Devereux 
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  

Ms Francesca Eustacchi
Research Interests Developing countries, development economics, Latin America
Thesis Title The impact of women land titles on children's well-being
Supervisor Dr Frank Walsh
Funding Self-funded 

 

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

Ms Sorcha Foster
Research Interests monetary policy, non-standard instruments, banking
Thesis Title Essays in monetary policy 
Supervisor Prof Karl Whelan 
Funding Funded by employer (Central Bank of Ireland)

Ms Beatriz Gietner
Research Interests Economics of Education, Complex Systems, East Asian development, Economic Growth
Thesis Title Estimating returns to education for different fields of study in Ireland from a macroeconomics perspective
Supervisor Prof Kevin Denny 
Funding UCD School of Economics

 

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 (LSE)
Funding Funded by employer ; the further education and training authority SOLAS

Mr Mohsin Javed
Research Interests Labour markets; Technological change
Thesis Title The impact of automation technologies on workers with different skills
Supervisors Dr Benjamin Elsner and Dr Christopher Jepsen
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship
Ms Manvi Jindal 
Research Interests Microeconomics and public policy 
Thesis Title Application of the framework of preferential treatment all-pay auction and contest theory
Supervisor Prof Vessela Daskalova
Co-Supervisor Prof Ivan Pastine 
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD scholarship

Ms Neeharika Kakunuri 
Research Interests  Development Economics, Macroeconomics and Political Economy
Thesis Title Estimating the socio economic impact of Partisan Politics across Asia and Europe
Supervisor Dr Frank Walsh
Funding BDIC 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 

Mr Noor Khoso
Research Interests International Trade and Global Income Inequality
Thesis Title Does Trade Openness causes Global Income Inequality? 
Supervisor Dr Zuzanna Studnicka
Funding Beijing Dublin International College (BDIC) Scholarship 

Mr Zilong Li
Research Interests International Economics; Trade; Finance 
Thesis Title Revisiting the border effect 
Supervisor Professor Zuzanna Studnicka
Funding China Scholarship Council (CSC)

   

Ms Lucie Martin
Research Interests Behavioural Economics 
Thesis Title Behavioural Economics, Administrative Burden, and Inequality
Supervisor Joint Supervisors: Dr Orla Doyle (UCD School of Economics) and Prof Liam
Delaney (LSE Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science)
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 Himani Pasricha
Research Interests Migration, Climate Change and Labour Market Outcomes
Thesis Title Essays in Labour Economics 
Supervisor Dr Frank Walsh
Funding BDIC Scholarship

 

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? 
Joint Supervisors

Dr Orla Doyle, UCD School of Economics and Professor Liam Delaney, London School of Economics

Funding IRC Government of Ireland Scholarship 

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 Manuel Estevo Lago Rodriguez
Research Interests Gender Economics, Experimental Economics, Social Economics, Behavioural Economics 
Thesis Title Going beyond the media in the era of #MeToo: causality and driving mechanisms of gender social movements
Supervisor Orla Doyle
Funding UCD School of Economics 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

Ms Yishan Shi
Research Interests education economics,development economics
Thesis Title Intergenerational mobility in education and economic transformation in Africa 
Supervisor Prof Kevin Denny
Funding China Scholarship Council

 

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 Prachi Srivastava
Research Interests Expectations, uncertainty, Bounded rationality in Macroeconomics
Thesis Title Expectations, Uncertainty in Monetary Policy
Supervisor Prof Karl Whelan
Funding BDIC Scholarship 

Mr Gennadiy Sudak
Research Interests taxation, tax burden, behavioral finance
Thesis Title The impact of Effective Tax Burden on Individual Consumption and Savings in Post-Communist Countries
Supervisor Dr Nora Strecker
Funding UCD School of Economics PhD Scholarship 

Mr Kun Wu
Research Interests Behavioural economics, intertemporal transfer, fertility decision, penal data
Thesis Title Solutions to Sustainability of Pension: Education Investment and Retirement Age Adjustment
Supervisor Prof Kevin Denny 
Funding China Scholarship Council 

 

Ms Le Zheng
Research Interests Macroeconomics; Banking; Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy; Forecasting; Financial economics
Thesis Title The Impact of Macroeconomic Changes on Capital Allocation Efficiency: Evidence from China 
Supervisor Dr Constantin Burgi
Funding Self-funded

   

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