Selected Recent Publications:

Please find below a list of recent published articles in leading journals from members of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.


Flavin, T.J. and D. Lagoa-Varela (2019). 'On the stability of stock-bond comovements across market conditions in the Eurozone periphery', GLOBAL FINANCE JOURNAL, forthcoming

Mosca I. and R.E. Wright (2019) 'The Long-term Consequences of the Irish Marriage Bar'. THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW, forthcoming

Doris, A, O’Neill, D and O.Sweetman, (2018) “Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance,”” forthcoming in THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

Doris, A, O’Neill, D and O.Sweetman, (2018) “How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes during a Recession?” forthcoming in ECONOMICA.

Garvey, A., McNally, B., and T. O’Connor. (2019). Valuation of defined pension schemes in IAS 19 employee benefits – true and fair? JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE, Vol. 27, pp. 31-42. 

Chapman, B and Doris, A, (2019) “Modelling Higher Education Finance Reform in Ireland," ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, Vol. 71, pp. 109-119


Mosca, I. and R.E. Wright (2018) 'The Effect of Retirement on Cognition: Evidence from the Irish Marriage Bar'  DEMOGRPAHY, 55 (4): 1317-1341 

Cole, M, Pastine, I and Pastine, T.  (2018) 'Incumbency Advantage in an Electoral Contest'  THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW, 49 (4):419-436

O’Neill, D  (2018) “A New Competing Risks Decomposition: Application to the Effect of Cutting Unemployment Benefit on Unemployment Durations,” forthcoming at JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY: SERIES C.

Dewit, G., K. Hynes and D. Leahy (2018), “Corporate tax games with cross-border Externalities from Public Infrastructure”, ECONOMIC INQUIRY, 56, 1047-1063.

Dungey, M., Flavin, T. and Lagoa-Varela, D., (2018). "Are banking shocks contagious? Evidence from the Eurozone", forthcoming in JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE.
Flavin, T., (2018). "From bulls to bears: Stock-bond comovements in European markets", in Boubaker, S. and Nguyen, D.K. (eds), Handbook of Global Financial Markets: Transformations, Dependence and Risk Spillovers, forthcoming, World Scientific Publishing.

Julie Byrne, M. Hurley, R. A. Pecchenino, (2018) 'Real Options? Labor Contracts in and Uncertain World' forthcoming in 'BUSINESS ECONOMICS'

Dewit, G. H. Görg, and Y. Temouri (2018) "Employment Protection and Firm Relocation: Theory and Evidence,"  forthcoming in ECONOMICA.



Flavin, T., and T. O'Connor (2017) 'Reputation building and the lifecycle model of dividends'. PACIFIC BASIN FINANCE JOURNAL, vol. 46, pp. 177-190.

Pecchenino, R. (2017). “To Whom the Spoils?” IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 20, 12 – 25.

Byrne, J., and O’Connor, T. (2017). 'How do creditors respond to disclosure quality? Evidence from corporate dividend payouts'. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS, INSTITUTIONS AND MONEY, Vol. 49, pp. 154-172. 

Byrne, J., and O’Connor, T. (2017). Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy. JOURNAL OF MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Vol. 39, pp. 60-77.  

​Boco, H., Germain, L., and Rousseau, F. (2017) 'Strategic Market Making and Risk Sharing'. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL FINANCE, 7 

N. Holton and D.O'Neill (2017)  “The Changing Nature of Irish Wage Inequality from Boom to Bust,” ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW.. 48(1), pp. 1-26. 
This paper was awarded the 2018 Brendan Walsh prize for Research by the Council of Economic and Social Studies, in recognition of being the best paper published in the ESR in 2017.


Cronin, David, T.J Flavin and Lisa Sheenan (2016) 'Contagion in Eurozone sovereign bond markets? The Good, the bad and the ugly'. ECONOMIC LETTERS, 143 :5-8

O'Neill D  and O. Sweetman (2016) '"Bounding Obesity Rates in the Presence of Self-Reporting Errors".  EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS, Vol. 50, pp. 857-871  

Boco, H., Germain, L., and Rousseau, F. (2016) 'Heterogeneous Noisy Beliefs and Dynamic Competition in Financial Markets'. ECONOMIC MODELLING, 54 :347-363

Leahy, D. and C. Montagna (2016) 'Economising, Strategising and the Vertical Boundaries of the firm'.B.E. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL ECONOMICS

Dewit, G. and D. Leahy (2016) 'Strategic R&D Commitment and the Gains from Trade'. REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, 24 :1129-1148


Flavin, T.J., and L. Sheenan (2015). "The role of U.S. mortgage-backed assets in propagating the crisis: Contagion or interdependence?" NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, 34, 167-186.

O'Neill D. (2015)​ "Divided Opinion on The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or Systematic Differences?"  175–178 (239) ECONOMICS LETTERS

Doris, A., D. O'Neill and O. Sweetman (2015) '"Wage Flexibility and the Great Recession: The Response of the Irish Labour Market" IZA JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN LABOR STUDIES 4:18,  doi:10.1186/s40174-015-0041-2​

Connor, G. and T.J. Flavin (2015) , “Strategic, unaffordability and dual-trigger default in the Irish mortgage market”,JOURNAL OF HOUSING ECONOMICS, 28, 59-75

Pecchenino, R (2015), "Have we cause for Despair," JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOUR AND EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS, 58, PP. 56-62.

O'Neill D. (2015) 'Measuring Obesity in the Absence of a Gold Standard'. ECONOMICS & HUMAN BIOLOGY, Vol. 17, pp. 116-128.

Ni Mhaille, G., McGilloway, S., Hyland, L., Leckey, Y., Kelly, P., Lodge, A., Donnelly, M. & O’Neill, D. (2015) "Exploring the effects of a universal classroom management training programme on teacher and child behaviour: A group randomised controlled trial and cost analysis" forthcoming  JOURNAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH

O'Connor, T and Julie Byrne (2015) `When does corporate governance matter? Evidence from across the corporate life-cycle.' MANAGERIAL FINANCE Vol. 41 Iss: 7, pp.673 - 691.

Dewit, G. and D. Leahy (2015) 'Tax uniformity: A commitment device for restraining opportunistic behaviour'. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMIC THEORY, 17: 641–672. ​

O'Connor, T,  B.McNally, Julie Byrne (2015) 'Which factors determine the capital structure of non-financial publicly traded Irish firms?'. ACCOUNTING FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE REVIEW, Vol. 22, 27-57.

Gregory Connor, Robert Korajczyk and Robert Uhlaner (2015) 'A Synthesis of Factor Estimation Methods'. JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS,  Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 825–842.​

Pastine, T and I Pastine and P. Redmond (2015) 'Incumbent-Quality Advantage and Counterfactual Electoral Selection in the U.S. Senate'. POLITICS. 35(1) 32-45.​

O'Connor, T and Julie Byrne (2015) 'Governance and the corporate life-cycle'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGERIAL FINANCE. 11(1), 23-43.


McNally,B and Stewart, J. (2014) 'The Role of Costs in Irish Pension fund Performance.'. JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING FINANCE AND ECONOMICS, Vol. 4. No.1 (2014).​

​Parlane, S., Rousseau, F. (2014) 'Aftermarket Trading and the Strategic Allocation of Shares in an Initial Public Offering'. In: Cheng-Few Lee (eds.) Advances In Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Germain, Laurent, Rousseau, Fabrice and Vanhems, Anne (2014) 'Irrational Market Makers', FINANCE, Vol. 35, No. 1

McGilloway, S., Ni Mhaille, G., Bywater, T., Leckey, Y., Kelly, P., Furlong, M., Comiskey, C., O’Neill, D. and Donnelly, M. (2014) 'Reducing child conduct disordered behaviour and improving parent mental health in disadvantaged families: A 12-month follow-up and cost analysis of a parenting intervention.' EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, 23(9). pp. 783-794.​

Flavin, T.J., C. Morley and E. Panopoulou (2014), “Identifying safe haven assets for equity investors through an analysis of the stability of shock transmission”, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS, INSTITUTIONS AND MONEY, 33, 137-154.

Germain, L., Rousseau, F., and Vanhems, A. (2014) 'Irrational Market Makers'. FINANCE 35 :107-145


O'Connor T, B. McNally. (2013) 'Actuarial valuation of pension scheme – an Irish perspective'. ACCOUNTING FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE REVIEW, Vol. 20, pp. 45-70​

​Dewit, G., D. Leahy and C. Montagna (2013) 'Employment protection, flexibility and firms’ strategic location choices under uncertainty'. ECONOMICA, 80:441 - 474.
Doris, A , D. O'Neill and O.Sweetman (2013) 'Gender, Single-Sex Schooling and Maths Achievement'. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 35:104 - 119.
Doris, A, D. O'Neill and O.Sweetman (2013) 'Identification of the Covariance Structure of Earnings Using the GMM Estimator'. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC INEQUALITY, 11:343 - 372.
Flavin, T and O'Connor, T (2013) 'The effects of ownership structure on corporate financing decisions: Evidence from stock market liberalization'. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF FINANCE, 13:383 - 405.
Dungey, M., Dwyer, G and T.  Flavin (2013) 'Systematic and Liquidity Risk in Subprime-mortgage Backed Securities'. OPEN ECONOMIES REVIEW, 24:5 - 32.
Leahy, D. and C. Montagna (2013) 'Strategic investment and international outsourcing in unionised oligopoly'. LABOUR ECONOMICS, 19:260 - 269.
McNally,B and Stewart, J. (2013) 'Trustees and Pension Schemes in Ireland'. JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE, Volume 22
O'Connor T, S. Kinsella, V. O'Sullivan. (2013) 'Legal protection of investors, corporate governance, and investable premia in emerging markets'. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE,
O'Neill D. and O. Sweetman (2013) 'The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of Obesity on Income'. THE IZA JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 2:3:
O'Neill D.  and D. Conniffe (2013) 'An Alternative Explanation for Variation in Reported Estimates of Risk Aversion'. JOURNAL OF RISK, 15(4) Summer:91 - 102.
O'Neill, D, S. McGilloway, M. Donnelly, T. Bywater and P. Kelly (2013) 'A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Incredible Years Parenting Programme in Reducing Childhood Health Inequalities'. THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 14:85 - 94.
Pastine, T and I Pastine (2013) 'Soft Money and Campaign Finance Reform'. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC REVIEW, 54/4:1117 - 1131.


Connor, G, M Hagmann and O.Linton (2012) 'Efficient Semiparametric Estimation of the Fama French Model and Extensions'. ECONOMETRICA, 100
Connor, G, T. Flavin and B. O'Kelly (2012) 'The U.S. and Irish Credit Crises: Their Distinctive Differences and Common Features'. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MONEY AND FINANCE, 31:60 - 79.
O'Connor T, Julie Byrne. (2012) 'Creditor Rights and the Outcome Model of Dividends'. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, 52:227 - 242.
O'Connor T. (2012) 'Investability, corporate governance and firm value'. RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE, 26:120 - 136.
T. Mitton, T. O'Connor. (2012) 'Investability and Firm Value'. EUROPEAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 18:731 - 761.
O'Neill, D. and Keogh, S. (2012) 'A Statistical Analysis of the Fairness of Alternative Handicapping Systems in Ten-Pin bowling'. AMERICAN STATISTICIAN, 66:209 - 213.
Pastine, T and I Pastine (2012) 'Incumbency Advantage and Political Campaign Spending Limits'. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, 96:20 - 32.
Pastine, T and I,Pastine (2012) 'Student Incentives and Diversity in College Admissions'. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 31:123 – 130.