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Dr. Donal Palcic

Biography

Donal Palcic is a 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

Book

2011

Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European economy
Palcic D.;Reeves E.
Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European Economy DOI: 10.1057/9780230297579

Book Chapter

2015

Balancing Commercial and Wider Economic Objectives: The Case of the Dublin Airport Authority
Cahill, C., Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
Public Enterprises Today: Missions, Performance and Governance

2012

Ireland: From Good Example to Major Warning
Dineen, D; Kennedy, J; Palcic, D
How to Prevent the Next Crisis: Lessons from Country Experiences of the Global Financial Crisis DOI: http://www.nsi-ins.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2012-How-to-prevent-the-next-crisis-Ireland.pdf

2007

Privatisation in Ireland: The Impact on Productivity and Performance
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
Perspectives on Irish Productivity

2002

Privatisation of the SOE Sector in Ireland; An Economic Analysis of the Experience to Date
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
Montanheiro, L. Berger, S. and Skomsoy, G., Public and Private Sector Partnerships: Exploring Co-operation

Conference Publication

2018
2018

22nd Annual IRSPM Conference
Palcic, D.; Reeves, E.

2018

22nd Annual IRSPM Conference
Cahill, C.; Palcic, D.; Reeves, E.

2017

21st Annual IRSPM Conference
Casady, C; Flannery, D; Geddes, R.R; Palcic, D; Reeves, E.

2017

21st Annual IRSPM Conference
Cahill, C; Palcic, D; Reeves, E

2016

27th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society
McCoy, D; Lyons, S; Morgenroth, E; Palcic, D; Allen, L

2016

Fifth Annual International Public-Private Partnership Conference
Flannery, D.; Geddes, R.R.; Palcic, D.; Reeves, E.

2016

30th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference
McCoy, D., Lyons, S., Morgenroth, E., Palcic, D. and Allen, L.

2015

Regional Studies Association Winter Conference
Morgenroth, E., McCoy, D., Lyons, S., Palcic, D. and Allen, L.

2015

XIV Milan European Economy Workshop
Cahill, C., Palcic, D. and Reeves, E.

2014

Irish Economic Association 28th Annual Conference
Reeves, E., Palcic, D. and Flannery, D.

2014

18th IRSPM Conference
Reeves, E. and Palcic, D.

2013

XII Milan European Economy Workshop
Cahill, C., Palcic, D. and Reeves, E.

2013

CBS-Sauder-Monash Public-Private Partnership Conference Series
Reeves, E., Palcic, D. and Flannery, D.

2012

16th IRSPM Conference
Palcic, D. and Reeves, E.

2009

IAFA Annual Conference
Palcic, D. and Reeves, E.

2009
2007

11th IRSPM Conference
McCarthy, D. and Palcic, D.

2006

9th EUNIP International Conference
Palcic, D. and Reeves, E.

2003

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

State-owned enterprise sector, 2019
Palcic D.;Reeves E.
Administration DOI: 10.2478/admin-2020-0007

2020
2019

Understanding PPP Tendering Periods in Canada: A Duration Analysis
Casady, C; Flannery, D; Geddes, R.R; Palcic, D; Reeves, E
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
Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics DOI: 10.1111/apce.12236

2019

State-owned enterprise sector, 2018
Palcic, D; Reeves, E
Administration DOI: 10.2478/admin-2019-0007

2019

Public-private partnership tendering periods: an international comparative analysis
Palcic D.;Reeves E.;Flannery D.;Geddes R.
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.
Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics DOI: 10.1111/apce.12245

2018

Striving to Deliver: Commercialization and Performance in Ireland's Postal Sector
Cahill, C;Palcic, D;Reeves, E
Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics DOI: 10.1111/apce.12178

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.
Journal Of Regional Science DOI: 10.1111/jors.12376

2018

Lifting the Lid: the Private Financing of Motorway PPPs in Ireland
Palcic, D;Reeves, E;Stafford, A
Economic And Social Review

2018

State-owned enterprise sector, 2017
Palcic, D,Reeves, E
Administration DOI: 10.2478/admin-2018-0007

2017

Commercialisation and airport performance: The case of Ireland's DAA
Cahill, C., Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
Journal Of Air Transport Management DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2016.12.002

2017
2015

PPP Procurement in Ireland: An Analysis of Tendering Periods
Reeves, E., Palcic, D., Flannery, D.
Local Government Studies DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2014.982108

2012
2011

Privatization, Employee Share Ownership and Governance: The Case of Eircom
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8292.2011.00448.x

2010
2005

An Economic Analysis of Privatisation in Ireland 1991-2003
Palcic, D; Reeves, E
J. Statistical And Social Inquiry Soc. Ireland

2004

Privatization Policy and Enterprise Performance: The Case of Ireland
Palcic, D., Reeves, E.
Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8292.2004.00261.x