Biography

Dr. Darragh Flannery is a Senior 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

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2011 National University of Ireland, Galway - PhD

Association

  • Member, Irish Economic Asscioation
  • Member, Health Research Instituite
  • Executive committee member , Irish Society for Women in Economics

Research Collaborators

  • - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Grenoble Ecole de Management -France
  • - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - EM Strasbourg Business School -France

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Study abroad programme participation and subsequent academic performance: evidence from administrative data

Cullinan, J; Flannery, D; Palcic, D (2022) Study abroad programme participation and subsequent academic performance: evidence from administrative data. Education Economics :251-269

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2022

A cross-sectional analysis of psychological distress among higher education students in Ireland

Cullinan, J;Walsh, S;Flannery, D;Kennelly, B (2022) A cross-sectional analysis of psychological distress among higher education students in Ireland. CAMBRIDGE Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine

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2022

Public-private partnership tendering periods: an international comparative analysis

Palcic D.;Reeves E.;Flannery D.;Geddes R. (2022) Public-private partnership tendering periods: an international comparative analysis. Journal Of Economic Policy Reform :156-172

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2021

A distributional analysis of upper secondary school performance

Cullinan, J;Denny, K;Flannery, D (2021) A distributional analysis of upper secondary school performance. HEIDELBERG : PHYSICA-VERLAG GMBH & CO Empirical Economics :1085-1113

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2021

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

Leahy, A;McNamara, R;Reddin, C;Corey, G;Carroll, I;Team, S;O'Neill, A;Flannery, D;Devlin, C;Barry, L;MacCarthy, B;Cummins, N;Shanahan, E;Shchetkovsky, D;Ryan, D;O'Connor, M;Galvin, R (2021) 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. LONDON : BMC Trials

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2021

The disconnected: COVID-19 and disparities in access to quality broadband for higher education students

Cullinan J.;Flannery D.;Harold J.;Lyons S.;Palcic D. (2021) The disconnected: COVID-19 and disparities in access to quality broadband for higher education students. International Journal Of Educational Technology In Higher Education

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2020

Direct Costs of Epidermolysis Bullosa by Disease Severity

Flannery D.;Doyle C.;Hickey S.;Aherne F.;Kennan A. (2020) Direct Costs of Epidermolysis Bullosa by Disease Severity. Acta Dermato-Venereologica :-adv00116

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2020

Modelling student preferences for the design of campus counselling services

Walsh S.;Cullinan J.;Flannery D.;Kennelly B. (2020) Modelling student preferences for the design of campus counselling services. Studies In Higher Education

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2019

Exploring heterogeneity in willingness to pay for the attributes of higher education institutions

Walsh S.;Cullinan J.;Flannery D. (2019) Exploring heterogeneity in willingness to pay for the attributes of higher education institutions. Oxford Economic Papers-New Series :203-224

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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. Public Performance & Management Review

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2019

Socioeconomic Disparities in Unmet Need for Student Mental Health Services in Higher Education

Cullinan J.;Walsh S.;Flannery D. (2019) Socioeconomic Disparities in Unmet Need for Student Mental Health Services in Higher Education. Applied health economics and health policy

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2018

Analysing the preferences of prospective students for higher education institution attributes

Walsh, S;Flannery, D;Cullinan, J (2018) Analysing the preferences of prospective students for higher education institution attributes. ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD Education Economics :161-178

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2018

Assessing the wage gap between public and private sector employees in Ireland: issues, evidence and challenges

Flannery, D;Turner, T (2018) Assessing the wage gap between public and private sector employees in Ireland: issues, evidence and challenges. WARSAW : DE GRUYTER POLAND SP ZOO Irish Management Journal :51-64

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2017

The Impact of Proposed Higher Education Reforms on Geographic Accessibility to Universities in Ireland

Walsh, S,Cullinan, J,Flannery, D (2017) The Impact of Proposed Higher Education Reforms on Geographic Accessibility to Universities in Ireland. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy :515-536

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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. Applied Economics :1071-1082

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2016

UTILIZING MICROSIMULATION TO ESTIMATE THE PRIVATE AND FISCAL RETURNS TO EDUCATION: IRELAND 1987-2011

Flannery, D,O'Donoghue, C (2016) UTILIZING MICROSIMULATION TO ESTIMATE THE PRIVATE AND FISCAL RETURNS TO EDUCATION: IRELAND 1987-2011. Manchester School :55-80

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2016

Did partnership in Ireland deliver for all workers? Unions and earnings

Turner, T,Flannery, D (2016) Did partnership in Ireland deliver for all workers? Unions and earnings. Employee Relations :946-960

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2015

A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System

Turley, G,Flannery, D,McNena, S (2015) A Needs and Resources Assessment of Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System. Economic And Social Review :459-484

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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. Local Government Studies :379-400

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2015

Geographic accessibility to higher education on the island of Ireland

Walsh, S,Flannery, D,Cullinan, J (2015) Geographic accessibility to higher education on the island of Ireland. Irish Educational Studies :5-23

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2014

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

Kennelly B.;Flannery D.;Considine J.;Doherty E.;Hynes S. (2014) Modelling the preferences of students for alternative assignment designs using the discrete choice experiment methodology. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation :1-13

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2014

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

Flannery D. and Cullinan, J. (2014) 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. Applied Economics

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2013

The demand for higher education: A static structural approach accounting for individual heterogeneity and nesting patterns

Flannery, D,O'Donoghue, C (2013) The demand for higher education: A static structural approach accounting for individual heterogeneity and nesting patterns. Economics Of Education Review :243-257

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2013

Distance Effects, Social Class and the Decision to Participate in Higher Education in Ireland

Cullinan, J., Flannery, D., Walsh, S. and McCoy S. (2013) Distance Effects, Social Class and the Decision to Participate in Higher Education in Ireland. Economic And Social Review

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2013

Of Mice and Pens: A discrete choice experiment on student preferences for assignment systems in economics

Flannery D., B. Kennelly, E. Doherty, S. Hynes and J. Considine (2013) Of Mice and Pens: A discrete choice experiment on student preferences for assignment systems in economics. International Review of Economics Education :57-70

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2013

The impact of the economic boom and bust on local government budgets in Ireland

Turley Gerard and Flannery Darragh (2013) The impact of the economic boom and bust on local government budgets in Ireland. Administration :33-55

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2013

Paper and Online Assignments in Economics: A Comparison using Panel Data

Kennelly, B., Flannery D. and J. Considine (2013) Paper and Online Assignments in Economics: A Comparison using Panel Data. International Review of Economics Education :31-43

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2011

The Life-cycle Impact of Alternative Higher Education Finance Systems in Ireland

Flannery, D,O'Donoghue, C (2011) The Life-cycle Impact of Alternative Higher Education Finance Systems in Ireland. Economic And Social Review :237-270

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2011

Online Assignments in Economics: A Test of Their Effectiveness

Kennelly, B; Considine, J; Flannery, D (2011) Online Assignments in Economics: A Test of Their Effectiveness. Journal Of Economic Education :136-146

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2009

The Determinants of Higher Education Participation in Ireland: A Micro Analysis

Flannery, Darragh; O'Donoghue, Cathal (2009) The Determinants of Higher Education Participation in Ireland: A Micro Analysis. Economic And Social Review

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Books

2017

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

Cullinan J.;Flannery D. (2017) Economic insights on higher education policy in Ireland: Evidence from a public system. Economic Insights on Higher Education Policy in Ireland: Evidence from a Public System :1-284

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Book Chapters

2022

Distance matters: Geographic accessibility and higher education participation decisions

Cullinan J.;Flannery D. (2022) Distance matters: Geographic accessibility and higher education participation decisions. London : Routledge Critical Perspectives on Economics of Education and Education Policy. :213-236

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2017

The returns to third level education

Flannery D.;O’Donoghue C. (2017) The returns to third level education. Economic Insights on Higher Education Policy in Ireland: Evidence from a Public System :221-245

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2017

The economics of higher education participation

Denny K.;Flannery D. (2017) The economics of higher education participation. Economic Insights on Higher Education Policy in Ireland: Evidence from a Public System :27-52

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2017

Economics and higher education policy

Flannery D.;Cullinan J. (2017) Economics and higher education policy. Economic Insights on Higher Education Policy in Ireland: Evidence from a Public System :3-24

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2017

Student financing of higher education

Flannery D.;Doris A.;Chapman B. (2017) Student financing of higher education. Economic Insights on Higher Education Policy in Ireland: Evidence from a Public System :247-272

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Conference Publications

2021

34th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference

Cullinan, J; Flannery, D; Palcic, D (2021) 34th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference.

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2017

21st Annual IRSPM Conference

Casady, C; Flannery, D; Geddes, R.R; Palcic, D; Reeves, E. (2017) 21st Annual IRSPM Conference.

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2016

Fifth Annual International Public-Private Partnership Conference

Flannery, D.; Geddes, R.R.; Palcic, D.; Reeves, E. (2016) Fifth Annual International Public-Private Partnership Conference.

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2015

19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics

Reeves, E., Flannery, D. and Palcic, D. (2015) 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics.

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2014

Irish Economic Association 28th Annual Conference

Reeves, E., Palcic, D. and Flannery, D. (2014) Irish Economic Association 28th Annual Conference.

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2014

Irish Economic Association Conference

Flannery, D. and O'Donoghue, C. (2014) Irish Economic Association Conference.

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2013

Irish Economic Association Annual Conference

Flannery, D. and Cullinan, J. (2013) Irish Economic Association Annual Conference.

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2013

The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference

Flannery, D. Kennelly, B., Doherty, E., Hynes, S. and Considine, J. (2013) The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference.

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2013

CBS-Sauder-Monash Public-Private Partnership Conference Series

Reeves, E., Palcic, D. and Flannery, D. (2013) CBS-Sauder-Monash Public-Private Partnership Conference Series.

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2012

American National Conference on Teaching Economics

Flannery, D. Kennelly, B., Doherty, E., Hynes, S. and Considine, J. (2012) American National Conference on Teaching Economics.

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2012

Higher Education Policy Research Unit Seminar

Flannery, D. and O'Donoghue, C. (2012) Higher Education Policy Research Unit Seminar.

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2012

International Microsimulation Conference

Flannery, D. and O'Donoghue, C. (2012) International Microsimulation Conference.

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2011

American National Conference on Teaching Economics,

Kennelly, B., Considine, J., and Flannery, D. (2011) American National Conference on Teaching Economics,.

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2010

Irish Economic Association Annual Conference

Flannery, D. and O'Donoghue, C. (2010) Irish Economic Association Annual Conference.

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2010

Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

Kennelly, B., Considine, J. and Flannery, D (2010) Third Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.

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Conference Contributions

2014

28th Irish Economic Association Conference

Reeves, E., Palcic, D. and Flannery, D. (2014) 28th Irish Economic Association Conference.

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2013

CBS-Sauder-Monash Public-Private Partnership Conference Series

Reeves, E., Palcic, D. and Flannery, D. (2013) CBS-Sauder-Monash Public-Private Partnership Conference Series.

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