Selected Recent Publications:

Please find below a list of recent published articles in leading journals from members of the Department of Economics



Mosca I., V. O'Sullivan and R.E. Wright (2020) 'The Educational Attainment of the Children of Stay-at-home Mothers: Evidence from the Irish Marriage Bar'. OXFORD ECONOMIC PAPERS, Forthcoming

Pellicer, M., E. Wegner , M. Bayer and C. Tischmeyer (2020), “Clientelism from the client point of view: A meta-analysis of the ethnographic literature”, forthcoming PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS

Dewit, G.; Leahy, D. (2020) 'Thinking inside the box: Optimal policy towards a footloose R&D-intensive firm'. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMIC THEORY

Doris, AO’Neill, D and O.Sweetman, (2020) “Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance,” 55(3)  JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

Doris, A, O’Neill, D and O.Sweetman, (2020) “How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes during a Recession?” 87 (345):282-298 ECONOMICA.

Pellicer, M., E. Wegner and A. de Juan, “Preferences for the Scope of Protest” (2020), POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY,

Pellicer, M., R. Assaad, C. Krafft and C. Salemi (2020), “Grievances or Skills? The Effect of Education on Youth Political Participation in Egypt and Tunisia”, INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW.

Mosca I. and R.E. Wright (2020) 'The Long-term Consequences of the Irish Marriage Bar'. THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW, 51 (1):1-34 


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.

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.



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

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.


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

Mosca, I. and Wright RE. (2016) Height and Cognition at Older Ages: Irish Evidence. Economics Letters 149: 98-10

Mosca, I. & McCrory C. (2016) 'Personality and Wealth Accumulation Among Older Couples: Do Dispositional Characteristics Pay Dividends?'. Journal of Economic Psychology, 56 :1-19 

Mosca, I. and A. Barrett (2016) 'The Impact of Voluntary and Involuntary Retirement on Mental Health: Evidence from Older Irish Adults'. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 19 (1):33-44

Mosca, I. and A. Barrett (2016) 'The Impact of Adult Child Emigration on the Mental Health of Older Parents'. Journal of Population Economics, 29 (3):687-719


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​

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

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

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.​

Barrett, A.. Mosca , I and B. Whelan (2015) 'How Well-Informed are Pension Scheme Members on Their Future Pension Benefits? Evidence from Ireland'. Journal of Aging and Social Policy,

Hudson, E., D. Madden and I. Mosca (2015) 'A Formal Investigation of Inequalities in Health Behaviours after Age 50 on the Island of Ireland'. Economic And Social Review, 46 (2):253-265


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.​

Mosca, I. and R.A. Kenny (2014) 'Investigating Cross-nationals Differences in Prevalence of Diagnosed, Measured and Undiagnosed Hypertension: the Case of Ireland and the US'. International Journal of Public Health, 59 (5):759-767


​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.
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'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.

Mosca I and A. Barrett (2013) 'The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants'. Journal of Population Economics, 26 (2):483-506

Mosca I (2013) 'Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference and Employment: Evidence from Older Irish Adults'. ECONOMICS AND HUMAN BIOLOGY, 11 (4):522-533

Mosca, I. and A. Barrett (2013) 'Increasing the State Pension Age, the Recession and Expected Retirement Ages'. Economic And Social Review, 44 (4):447-472

Mosca, I. and A. Barrett (2013) 'Early-life Causes and Later-life Consequences of Migration: Evidence from older Irish Adults'. Journal of Population Ageing, 6 (1):29-45 

Mosca, I. and A. Barrett (2013) 'Social Isolation, Loneliness and Return Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults'. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39 (10):1659-1677


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.