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 PPPs Research Group (P4) research group based in UL and has discussed privatisation and infrastructure policy-related issues both in the press and on national radio on numerous occasions. 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 fifteen years lecturing experience and currently teaches economics on a range of programmes in UL. 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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Reluctant state capitalism: Antipathy, accommodation and hybridity in Irish telecommunications

Palcic, D; Reeves, E; Whiteside, H (2022) Reluctant state capitalism: Antipathy, accommodation and hybridity in Irish telecommunications. Environment And Planning A

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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

Explaining cost escalation on Ireland's national broadband plan: A path dependency perspective

Healy G.;Palcic D.;Reeves E. (2022) Explaining cost escalation on Ireland's national broadband plan: A path dependency perspective. Telecommunications Policy

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2022

State-owned enterprise sector, 2021

Palcic, D;Reeves, E (2022) State-owned enterprise sector, 2021. WARSAW : SCIENDO Administration :83-96

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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

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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2021

State-owned enterprise sector, 2020

Palcic D.;Reeves E. (2021) State-owned enterprise sector, 2020. Administration :85-95

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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. Public Works Management And Policy

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2020

State-owned enterprise sector, 2019

Palcic D.;Reeves E. (2020) State-owned enterprise sector, 2019. Administration :67-79

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2019

Performance: the missing 'P' in PPP research?

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

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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. Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics :245-267

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2019

State-owned enterprise sector, 2018

Palcic, D; Reeves, E (2019) State-owned enterprise sector, 2018. Administration :51-58

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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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2018

State-owned enterprise sector, 2017

Palcic, D,Reeves, E (2018) State-owned enterprise sector, 2017. Administration :59-68

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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. DUBLIN 2 Economic And Social Review :217-239

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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. Journal Of Regional Science :509-534

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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. HOBOKEN Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics :527-541

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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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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. Policy Studies :339-355

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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. Journal Of Air Transport Management :155-163

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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. Health Policy :913-919

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2015

Privatization and the economic performance of Irish Sugar/Greencore

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

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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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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. Public Organization Review :117-130

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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. Telecommunications Policy :573-582

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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. International Journal Of Human Resource Management :3710-3724

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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. Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics :437-454

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2010

Costly Business: Privatisation and Exchequer Finances in Ireland

Palcic, D., Reeves, E. (2010) Costly Business: Privatisation and Exchequer Finances in Ireland. Administration :29-53

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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. Telecommunications Policy :299-308

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2005

An Economic Analysis of Privatisation in Ireland 1991-2003

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

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2004

Privatization Policy and Enterprise Performance: The Case of Ireland

Palcic, D., Reeves, E. (2004) Privatization Policy and Enterprise Performance: The Case of Ireland. Annals Of Public And Cooperative Economics :525-548

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Books

2011

Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European economy

Palcic D.;Reeves E. (2011) Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European economy. Privatisation in Ireland: Lessons from a European Economy :1-269

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Book Chapters

2022

High speed, high cost: the problematic procurement of Irelands National Broadband Plan

Palcic, D; Reeves, E (2022) High speed, high cost: the problematic procurement of Irelands National Broadband Plan. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar A Research Agenda for Public–Private Partnerships and the Governance of Infrastructure :327-346

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2015

Balancing Commercial and Wider Economic Objectives: The Case of the Dublin Airport Authority

Cahill, C., Palcic, D., Reeves, E. (2015) Balancing Commercial and Wider Economic Objectives: The Case of the Dublin Airport Authority. Brussels : Peter Lang Public Enterprises Today: Missions, Performance and Governance :279-300

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2012

Ireland: From Good Example to Major Warning

Dineen, D; Kennedy, J; Palcic, D (2012) Ireland: From Good Example to Major Warning. Ontario, Canada : The North-South Institute How to Prevent the Next Crisis: Lessons from Country Experiences of the Global Financial Crisis :29-54

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2007

Privatisation in Ireland: The Impact on Productivity and Performance

Palcic, D., Reeves, E. (2007) Privatisation in Ireland: The Impact on Productivity and Performance. Dublin : Forfas Perspectives on Irish Productivity :193-208

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2002

Privatisation of the SOE Sector in Ireland; An Economic Analysis of the Experience to Date

Palcic, D., Reeves, E. (2002) Privatisation of the SOE Sector in Ireland; An Economic Analysis of the Experience to Date. Sheffield : Sheffield Hallam University Press Montanheiro, L. Berger, S. and Skomsoy, G., Public and Private Sector Partnerships: Exploring Co-operation :381-398

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Editorials

2022

Editorial: The Unresolved Nature of Public-Private Partnerships

Siemiatycki M.;Reeves E.;Palcic D. (2022) Editorial: The Unresolved Nature of Public-Private Partnerships.

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Other Publications

2022

Editorial: The Unresolved Nature of Public-Private Partnerships

Siemiatycki M.;Reeves E.;Palcic D. (2022) Editorial: The Unresolved Nature of Public-Private Partnerships.

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