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Dr. Donal Palcic

Biography

Donal Palcic is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. His primary area of research is in public sector economics with a particular focus on infrastructure policy, public enterprises, privatisation and public-private partnerships. Donal has co-authored a book on the Irish privatisation experience and has also published a considerable number of refereed journal articles on the topics of privatisation, public-private partnerships and state-owned enterprises. He is a member of the Privatisation and Public Private Partnerships (P4) research group based in UL and has discussed privatisation-related issues both in the press and on national radio on various occasions (see P4 media page for details). In 2016, Donal spent five months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Cornell Program for Infrastructure Policy in the Department of Policy Analysis & Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University (USA).

Donal has over ten years lecturing experience and currently teaches economics on UL's Executive MBA programme, as well as the MSc. in Economics & Policy Analysis and the BBS programme. He also has considerable international teaching experience where he has been a Visiting Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), Audencia Business School (Nantes, France) and Ecole de Management Strasbourg (France).

In June 2016 Donal was appointed as Assistant Dean International for the Kemmy Business School with responsibility for the development of international partnerships and various other internationalisation activities.

Research Interests

Public Sector Reform; Privatisation and Public Private Partnerships; Infrastructure Policy; Policy Analysis; Productivity Analysis

Teaching Interests

Microeconomics, Public Finance, Macroeconomics

Publications

Books

2011

Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European economy
Palcic D.;Reeves E.
(2011) Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European economy
In Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European Economy; pp. 1-269
DOI: 10.1057/9780230297579

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Using PPP to Procure Social Infrastructure: Lessons From 20 Years of Experience in Ireland
O'Shea C.;Palcic D.;Reeves E.
(2020) Using PPP to Procure Social Infrastructure: Lessons From 20 Years of Experience in Ireland
In Public Works Management And Policy;
DOI: 10.1177/1087724X19899100

2020

State-owned enterprise sector, 2019
Palcic D.;Reeves E.
(2020) State-owned enterprise sector, 2019
In Administration; pp. 67-79
DOI: 10.2478/admin-2020-0007
[ULIR]

2019

Understanding PPP Tendering Periods in Canada: A Duration Analysis
Casady, C; Flannery, D; Geddes, R.R; Palcic, D; Reeves, E
(2019) Understanding PPP Tendering Periods in Canada: A Duration Analysis
In Public Performance & Management Review;
DOI: 10.1080/15309576.2019.1597739

2019

Comparing PPP with traditional procurement: the case of schools procurement in Ireland
O'Shea, C; Palcic, D; Reeves, E
(2019) Comparing PPP with traditional procurement: the case of schools procurement in Ireland
In Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics; pp. 245-267
DOI: 10.1111/apce.12236
[ULIR]

2019

Public-private partnership tendering periods: an international comparative analysis
Palcic D.;Reeves E.;Flannery D.;Geddes R.
(2019) Public-private partnership tendering periods: an international comparative analysis
In Journal Of Economic Policy Reform;
DOI: 10.1080/17487870.2019.1657016

2019

Performance: the missing 'P' in PPP research?
Palcic D.;Reeves E.;Siemiatycki M.
(2019) Performance: the missing 'P' in PPP research?
In Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics; pp. 221-226
DOI: 10.1111/apce.12245

2019

State-owned enterprise sector, 2018
Palcic, D; Reeves, E
(2019) State-owned enterprise sector, 2018
In Administration; pp. 51-58
DOI: 10.2478/admin-2019-0007
[ULIR]

2018

Striving to Deliver: Commercialization and Performance in Ireland's Postal Sector
Cahill, C;Palcic, D;Reeves, E
(2018) Striving to Deliver: Commercialization and Performance in Ireland's Postal Sector
In Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics; HOBOKEN : pp. 527-541
DOI: 10.1111/apce.12178

2018

State-owned enterprise sector, 2017
Palcic, D,Reeves, E
(2018) State-owned enterprise sector, 2017
In Administration; pp. 59-68
DOI: 10.2478/admin-2018-0007
[ULIR]

2018

The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments
McCoy, D.; Lyons, S.; Morgenroth, E.; Palcic, D.; Allen, L.
(2018) The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments
In Journal Of Regional Science; pp. 509-534
DOI: 10.1111/jors.12376

2018

Lifting the Lid: the Private Financing of Motorway PPPs in Ireland
Palcic, D;Reeves, E;Stafford, A
(2018) Lifting the Lid: the Private Financing of Motorway PPPs in Ireland
In Economic And Social Review; DUBLIN 2 : pp. 217-239
[ULIR]

2017

Commercialisation and airport performance: The case of Ireland's DAA
Cahill, C., Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2017) Commercialisation and airport performance: The case of Ireland's DAA
In Journal Of Air Transport Management; pp. 155-163
DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2016.12.002

2017

The Determinants of Tendering Periods for PPP Procurement in the UK: An Empirical Analysis
Reeves, E., Palcic, D., Flannery, D. and Geddes, R.
(2017) The Determinants of Tendering Periods for PPP Procurement in the UK: An Empirical Analysis
In Applied Economics; pp. 1071-1082
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1210779

2017

Getting back on track: the expanded use of PPPs in Ireland since the global financial crisis
Reeves, E; Palcic, D.
(2017) Getting back on track: the expanded use of PPPs in Ireland since the global financial crisis
In Policy Studies; pp. 339-355
DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2017.1314456

2016

Health policy and the policymaking system: A case study of primary care in Ireland
Kelly, N,Garvey, J,Palcic, D
(2016) Health policy and the policymaking system: A case study of primary care in Ireland
In Health Policy; pp. 913-919
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.06.006
[ULIR]

2015

PPP Procurement in Ireland: An Analysis of Tendering Periods
Reeves, E., Palcic, D., Flannery, D.
(2015) PPP Procurement in Ireland: An Analysis of Tendering Periods
In Local Government Studies; pp. 379-400
DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2014.982108

2015

Privatization and the economic performance of Irish Sugar/Greencore
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2015) Privatization and the economic performance of Irish Sugar/Greencore
In Applied Economics; pp. 5945-5961
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1061643

2013

State-Owned Enterprise Policy and the Loss of Economic Sovereignty: The Case of Ireland
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2013) State-Owned Enterprise Policy and the Loss of Economic Sovereignty: The Case of Ireland
In Public Organization Review; pp. 117-130
DOI: 10.1007/s11115-013-0232-0

2013

Private equity leveraged buyouts in European telecoms: The case of Eircom
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2013) Private equity leveraged buyouts in European telecoms: The case of Eircom
In Telecommunications Policy; pp. 573-582
DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2013.01.001

2012

The impact of large-scale employee share ownership plans on labour productivity: the case of Eircom
McCarthy, D., Palcic, D.
(2012) The impact of large-scale employee share ownership plans on labour productivity: the case of Eircom
In International Journal Of Human Resource Management; pp. 3710-3724
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2012.655762

2011

Privatization, Employee Share Ownership and Governance: The Case of Eircom
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2011) Privatization, Employee Share Ownership and Governance: The Case of Eircom
In Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics; pp. 437-454
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8292.2011.00448.x

2010

Organisational status change and performance: The case of Ireland's national telecommunications operator
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2010) Organisational status change and performance: The case of Ireland's national telecommunications operator
In Telecommunications Policy; pp. 299-308
DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2010.03.004

2010

Costly Business: Privatisation and Exchequer Finances in Ireland
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2010) Costly Business: Privatisation and Exchequer Finances in Ireland
In Administration; pp. 29-53
[ULIR]

2005

An Economic Analysis of Privatisation in Ireland 1991-2003
Palcic, D; Reeves, E
(2005) An Economic Analysis of Privatisation in Ireland 1991-2003
In J. Statistical And Social Inquiry Soc. Ireland; pp. 1-27

2004

Privatization Policy and Enterprise Performance: The Case of Ireland
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
(2004) Privatization Policy and Enterprise Performance: The Case of Ireland
In Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics; pp. 525-548
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8292.2004.00261.x