Research Questions

We study the causes and consequences of socioeconomic and geographic inequalities, as well as issues relating to economic and environmental sustainability.

Research Methods

We use applied microeconometrics, programme and policy evaluation, lab and field experiments, discrete choice experiments, survey techniques, big data, and geographic information systems in our research.

Research Areas

We work across a range of areas including agriculture, climate change, development, disability, education, energy, environment, health, housing, innovation, regional, spatial, and urban economics. 

Research Funding

Our research has been funded by numerous national and international agencies, including: Asian Development Bank, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Department for International Development (DfID), Enterprise Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Health Research Board (HRB), Interreg Europe, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Irish Research Council (IRC), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Teagasc, and The World Bank.

What We Do

We work with national and international collaborators on economics and interdisciplinary research projects.