I am a Lecturer above the bar in Economics at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. My main research interest is in the applied microeconomics and microeconometrics. I received my master's degree in Economics and Business Administration (Diplom-Kauffrau) from European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) in Germany (2003) and PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin (2008). My PhD work was related to the estimation of production and demand functions for German, Austrian and Swiss non-profit theatres. From 2008 until 2011, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, where I worked in the area of cultural economics. I joined the Department of Economics, University of Limerick in 2012. Since 2017, I am a leading member of the Economic Efficiency & Productivity Analysis research group based in Kemmy Business School.I am interested in studying the efficiency and productivity factors for the performing arts institutions and health organisations. My other recent research areas of interest are the tourism economics, health economics and economics of well-being.
2021 - Best Paper Award in Regional Studies, Regional Science (with K. Mulligan)
2019 - Kemmy Business School Faculty SEED Funding
2016 - Kemmy Business School Faculty SEED Funding
2008 - ACEI Presidents' Prize for the best graduate student paper at the 15th Conference of Association for Cultural Economics International in Boston.
2005 - PhD Fellowship
2008 Trinity College Dublin - PhD
2003 Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany - MA
2000 Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany - BA
2008 Trinity College Dublin - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2005 Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin - Teaching Assistant