Biography

Dr. Darragh Flannery is a lecturer in economics at the University of Limerick. He completed his doctoral studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway on the Economics of Higher Education. Darragh's research focuses on using applied micro-econometric methods to examine policy issues in education, and more recently in health economics.

More specifically, he has conducted research in areas such as student loans, geographical and socioeconomic influences in higher education participation, student mental health services and the returns to education. He has published his work on these issues in journals such as Economics of Education Review, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Oxford Economic Papers, Empirical Economics, Manchester School and Applied Health Economics and Health Policy.

He is currently working on a number of different research projects in the education and health space including an examination of single-sex schooling and academic performance, the economic costs of the rare skin disease
Epidermolysis Bullosa and the impacts of international student mobility on labor market outcomes. The latter project forms part of EU COST Action CA20115; European Network on International Student Mobility.

He is programme director for the MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis and teaches undergraduate microeconomics and postgraduate modules in education economics and microeconomics. Darragh is also a member of the executive committee of the Irish Society for Women in Economics (ISWE), the Health Research Institute (HRI), the
European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE) and also currently serves as an external reviewer for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform's Spending Review steering group.

Research Interests

Economics of Education Strand:
Modeling the impact of student loans
The role of geography and socioeconomics in higher education participation
Class size effects in higher education
Single-sex schooling and academic performance
School social mix and academic outcomes
The impact of studying abroad on academic and labor market outcomes

Health Economics
Strand:
Higher Education student mental health services
The economic and social costs of Epidermolysis Bullosa
Economic Evaluation in health settings

Books

Economic insights on higher education policy in Ireland: Evidence from a public system

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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Book Chapters

The returns to third level education

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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The economics of higher education participation

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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Economics and higher education policy

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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Student financing of higher education

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Modelling the preferences of students for alternative assignment designs using the discrete choice experiment methodology

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2014
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Did partnership in Ireland deliver for all workers? Unions and earnings

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2016
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The impact of frailty Screening of Older adults with muLtidisciplinary assessment of those At Risk during emergency hospital attendance on the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care (SOLAR): a randomised controlled trial

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2021
LONDON
BMC
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A distributional analysis of upper secondary school performance

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2021
HEIDELBERG
PHYSICA-VERLAG GMBH & CO
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Direct Costs of Epidermolysis Bullosa by Disease Severity

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2020
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The impact of the economic boom and bust on local government budgets in Ireland

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2013
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The Impact of Proposed Higher Education Reforms on Geographic Accessibility to Universities in Ireland

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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The demand for higher education: A static structural approach accounting for individual heterogeneity and nesting patterns

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2013
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The Determinants of Tendering Periods for PPP Procurement in the UK: An Empirical Analysis

Dr. Donal Palcic
Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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Modelling student preferences for the design of campus counselling services

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2020
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PPP Procurement in Ireland: An Analysis of Tendering Periods

Dr. Donal Palcic
Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2015
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Exploring heterogeneity in willingness to pay for the attributes of higher education institutions

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2019
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Where they go, what they do and why it matters: the importance of geographic accessibility and social class for decisions relating to higher education institution type, degree level and field of study

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2014
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Geographic accessibility to higher education on the island of Ireland

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2015
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Public-private partnership tendering periods: an international comparative analysis

Dr. Donal Palcic
Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2019
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UTILIZING MICROSIMULATION TO ESTIMATE THE PRIVATE AND FISCAL RETURNS TO EDUCATION: IRELAND 1987-2011

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2016
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A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2015
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Socioeconomic Disparities in Unmet Need for Student Mental Health Services in Higher Education

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2019
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Understanding PPP Tendering Periods in Canada: A Duration Analysis

Dr. Donal Palcic
Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2019
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A cross-sectional analysis of psychological distress among higher education students in Ireland

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2022
CAMBRIDGE
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Distance Effects, Social Class and the Decision to Participate in Higher Education in Ireland

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2013
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The disconnected: COVID-19 and disparities in access to quality broadband for higher education students

Dr. Donal Palcic
Dr. Darragh Flannery
2021
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Of Mice and Pens: A discrete choice experiment on student preferences for assignment systems in economics

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2013
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Online Assignments in Economics: A Test of Their Effectiveness

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2011
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The Determinants of Higher Education Participation in Ireland: A Micro Analysis

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2009
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Study abroad programme participation and subsequent academic performance: evidence from administrative data

Dr. Donal Palcic
Dr. Darragh Flannery
2021
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Paper and Online Assignments in Economics: A Comparison using Panel Data

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2013
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Assessing the wage gap between public and private sector employees in Ireland: issues, evidence and challenges

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2018
WARSAW
DE GRUYTER POLAND SP ZOO
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The Life-cycle Impact of Alternative Higher Education Finance Systems in Ireland

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2011
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Analysing the preferences of prospective students for higher education institution attributes

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2018
ABINGDON
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Conference Publications

Fifth Annual International Public-Private Partnership Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2016
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Irish Economic Association Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2014
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Irish Economic Association Annual Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2013
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Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2010
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The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2013
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19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics

Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2015
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American National Conference on Teaching Economics

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2012
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Irish Economic Association 28th Annual Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2014
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Higher Education Policy Research Unit Seminar

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2012
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CBS-Sauder-Monash Public-Private Partnership Conference Series

Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2013
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International Microsimulation Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2012
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34th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2021
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American National Conference on Teaching Economics,

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2011
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21st Annual IRSPM Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2017
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Irish Economic Association Annual Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
2010
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Conference Contributions

28th Irish Economic Association Conference

Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2014
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CBS-Sauder-Monash Public-Private Partnership Conference Series

Dr. Darragh Flannery
Assoc. Prof. Eoin Reeves
2013
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Editorials

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