Prof Donal O'Neill

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Professor
Office Hours: Monday 11:45-12:45pm Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm

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Biography

Donal O’Neill is a Professor of Economics at Maynooth University, a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn and past President of of the Irish Economic Association. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Iowa in 1993 and in 2000 was awarded the Barrington Medal for Economics in recognition of his contribution to research in the Social Sciences in Ireland. He has published articles examining the impact of labour market reform on unemployment, the determinants of inequality across countries, the gender and racial wage gap, missing data and measurement error, single-sex education and intergenerational mobility. His research has been published in leading international economics and statistics journals including the American Statistician, the European Journal of Health Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Labor Economics, Labour Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the Economics of Education Review and the IZA Journal of Labor Economics. He has also been involved in numerous research projects for government departments in Ireland. He is currently the labour market expert on the Low Pay Commission of Ireland, a statutory body whose principal function is, on an annual basis, to examine and make recommendations to government on the appropriate level of the national minimum wage and related matters.

Research Interests

My research interests include Labour Economics, Health Economics and Econometrics. My publications cover areas including inequality, poverty, minimum wage, race and gender wage gaps, unemployment benefit reform, obesity, single sex schooling, measurement error and missing data. 

Books

  Year Publication
2002 The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Irish Firms: ESRI Policy Research Series, Number 44.
B.Nolan , D.O'Neill, and J.Williams (2002) The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Irish Firms: ESRI Policy Research Series, Number 44. : ESRI. [Details]
2000 How Unequal Male-Female Wages Differences in Ireland: ESRI General Research Series.
D. O’Neill, A. Barrett, T.Callan, A.Doris, H.Russell, O.Sweetman and J.McBride (2000) How Unequal Male-Female Wages Differences in Ireland: ESRI General Research Series. : Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes during a Recession?'
Aedin Doris, Donal O’Neill, Olive Sweetman (2020) 'How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes during a Recession?'. Economica, 87 (345):282-298 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2019 'A new competing risks decomposition: application to the effect of cutting unemployment benefit on unemployment durations'
O’Neill D. (2019) 'A new competing risks decomposition: application to the effect of cutting unemployment benefit on unemployment durations'. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C: Applied Statistics, 68 (3):793-807 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes During a Recession?'
Doris A.;O'Neill D.;Sweetman O. (2019) 'How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes During a Recession?'. Economica, [DOI] [Details]
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'
McGilloway, S; Ni Mhaille, G; Bywater, T; Leckey, Y; Kelly, P; Furlong, M; Comiskey, C; O'Neill, D; 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 and Adolescent Psychiatry, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'The consequences of measurement error when estimating the impact of obesity on income'
O’Neill D.;Sweetman O. (2013) 'The consequences of measurement error when estimating the impact of obesity on income'. THE IZA JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 2 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance'
Aedín Doris, Donal O'Neill, Olive Sweetman (2020) 'Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance'. Journal of Human Resources, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'A New Competing Risks Decomposition: Application to the Effect of Cutting Unemployment Benefit on Unemployment Durations'
Donal O'Neill (2019) 'A New Competing Risks Decomposition: Application to the Effect of Cutting Unemployment Benefit on Unemployment Durations'. APPLLIED STATISTICS: JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY, SERIES C, 68 (Part 3):793-807 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'The changing nature of Irish wage inequality from boom to bust'
Holton N.;O’Neill D. (2017) 'The changing nature of Irish wage inequality from boom to bust'. Economic And Social Review, 48 (1):1-26 [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'Exploring the effects of a universal classroom management training programme on teacher and child behaviour: A group randomised controlled trial and cost analysis'
Hickey G.;McGilloway S.;Hyland L.;Leckey Y.;Kelly P.;Bywater T.;Comiskey C.;Lodge A.;Donnelly M.;O’Neill D. (2017) 'Exploring the effects of a universal classroom management training programme on teacher and child behaviour: A group randomised controlled trial and cost analysis'. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 15 (2):174-194 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Bounding obesity rates in the presence of self-reporting errors'
Donal O'Neill and Olive Sweetman (2016) 'Bounding obesity rates in the presence of self-reporting errors'. Empirical Economics, 50 (3):857-871 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Measuring obesity in the absence of a gold standard'
O'Neill, D (2015) 'Measuring obesity in the absence of a gold standard'. ECONOMICS AND HUMAN BIOLOGY, 17 :116-128 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Wage Flexibility and the Great Recession: the response of the Irish Labour Market'
Professor Donal O'Neill Dr. Aedin Doris Dr. Olive Sweetman (2015) 'Wage Flexibility and the Great Recession: the response of the Irish Labour Market'. IZA JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN LABOR STUDIES, 4:18 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Divided opinion on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or systematic differences?'
O'Neill, D (2015) 'Divided opinion on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or systematic differences?'. Economics Letters, 136 :175-178 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
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'
McGilloway, S;NiMhaille, G;Bywater, T;Leckey, Y;Kelly, P;Furlong, M;Comiskey, C;O'Neill, D;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 and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23 :783-794 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Identification of the covariance structure of earnings using the GMM estimator'
Doris, A;O'Neill, D;Sweetman, O (2013) 'Identification of the covariance structure of earnings using the GMM estimator'. Journal of Economic Inequality, 11 :343-372 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'An alternative explanation for the variation in reported estimates of risk aversion'
O'Neill, D;Conniffe, D (2013) 'An alternative explanation for the variation in reported estimates of risk aversion'. Risk, 15 :91-102 [Details]
2013 'The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of Obesity on Income'
O'Neill Donal and Sweetman Olive (2013) 'The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of Obesity on Income'. THE IZA JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 2:3 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Gender, single-sex schooling and maths achievement'
Doris, A;O'Neill, D;Sweetman, O (2013) 'Gender, single-sex schooling and maths achievement'. Economics of Education Review, 35 :104-119 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Incredible Years parenting programme in reducing childhood health inequalities'
O'Neill, D;McGilloway, S;Donnelly, M;Bywater, T;Kelly, P (2013) 'A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Incredible Years parenting programme in reducing childhood health inequalities'. European Journal of Health Economics, 14 :85-94 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'A Statistical Analysis of the Fairness of Alternative Handicapping Systems in Ten-Pin Bowling'
Keogh, S;O'Neill, D (2012) 'A Statistical Analysis of the Fairness of Alternative Handicapping Systems in Ten-Pin Bowling'. American Statistician, 66 :209-213 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'GMM estimation of the covariance structure of longitudinal data on earnings'
Doris, A;O'Neill, D;Sweetman, O (2011) 'GMM estimation of the covariance structure of longitudinal data on earnings'. Stata Journal, 11 :439-459 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'An integrated framework for analysing income convergence'
O'Neill, D;Van Kerm, P (2008) 'An integrated framework for analysing income convergence'. Manchester School, 76 :1-20 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'The implications of growth regressions for equality of opportunity'
O'Neill, D (2008) 'The implications of growth regressions for equality of opportunity'. Oxford Economic Papers-New Series, 60 :731-742 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'The effects of measurement error and omitted variables when using transition matrices to measure intergenerational mobility'
O'Neill D.;Sweetman O.;Van de gaer D. (2007) 'The effects of measurement error and omitted variables when using transition matrices to measure intergenerational mobility'. Journal of Economic Inequality, 5 (2):159-178 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'The impact of cognitive skills on the distribution of the black-white wage gap'
O'Neill, D;Olive, S;Van De Gaer, D (2006) 'The impact of cognitive skills on the distribution of the black-white wage gap'. Labour Economics, 13 :343-356 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Evaluating the introduction of a national minimum wage: Evidence from a new survey of firms in Ireland'
O'Neill D.;Nolan B.;Williams J. (2006) 'Evaluating the introduction of a national minimum wage: Evidence from a new survey of firms in Ireland'. Labour - Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, 20 (1):63-90 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'The long-run effects of unemployment monitoring and work-search programs: Experimental evidence from the United Kingdom'
Dolton, P;O'Neill, D (2002) 'The long-run effects of unemployment monitoring and work-search programs: Experimental evidence from the United Kingdom'. Journal of Labor Economics, 20 :381-403 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Inequality in Ireland 1987-1994: A Comparison using Measures of Income and Consumption'
D. O'Neill and O.Sweetman (2001) 'Inequality in Ireland 1987-1994: A Comparison using Measures of Income and Consumption'. Journal of Income Distribution, 10 :23-39 [Details]
2000 'Evaluation of Labour Market Interventions'
D.O'Neill (2000) 'Evaluation of Labour Market Interventions'. JOURNAL OF THE STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL INQUIRY SOCIETY OF IRELAND, XXIX :177-214 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Equality of opportunity and kernel density estimation: An application to intergenerational mobility'
O'Neill, D;Sweetman, O;Van de gaer, D (2000) 'Equality of opportunity and kernel density estimation: An application to intergenerational mobility'. Advances In Econometrics, Vol 14, 14 :259-274 [Details]
1998 'Intergenerational mobility in Britain: Evidence from unemployment patterns'
O'Neill, D;Sweetman, O (1998) 'Intergenerational mobility in Britain: Evidence from unemployment patterns'. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 60 :431-447 [IR Link] [Details]
1996 'Unemployment Duration and the Restart Effect: Some Experimental Evidence'
P.Dolton and D. O'Neill (1996) 'Unemployment Duration and the Restart Effect: Some Experimental Evidence'. Economic Journal, CVI :387-400 [IR Link] [Details]
1996 'Gender Differences in the Changing Labour Market : The Role of Legislation and Inequality in Changing the Wage Gap for Qualified Workers'
D.O'Neill, P.Dolton and O.Sweetman (1996) 'Gender Differences in the Changing Labour Market : The Role of Legislation and Inequality in Changing the Wage Gap for Qualified Workers'. Journal of Human Resources, 31 :549-566 [IR Link] [Details]
1996 'The Restart Effect and the Return to Full-Time Stable Employment'
P.Dolton and D. O'Neill (1996) 'The Restart Effect and the Return to Full-Time Stable Employment'. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY A, CLIX :275-288 [IR Link] [Details]
1995 'The Impact of Restart on Reservation Wages and Long-Term Unemployment'
P.Dolton and D. O'Neill (1995) 'The Impact of Restart on Reservation Wages and Long-Term Unemployment'. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, LVII :451-471 [IR Link] [Details]
1995 'Education and Income Growth: Implications for cross-country inequality'
D.O'Neill (1995) 'Education and Income Growth: Implications for cross-country inequality'. Journal of Political Economy, CIII :1289-1301 [IR Link] [Details]
1990 'The generation of output supply and input demand elasticities for a Johansen-type model of the Irish agricultural sector'
G.Boyle and D.O'Neill (1990) 'The generation of output supply and input demand elasticities for a Johansen-type model of the Irish agricultural sector'. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 17 :387-405 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 'EFFICIENT PROBIT ESTIMATION WITH PARTIALLY MISSING COVARIATES'
Conniffe, D;O'Neill, D (2011) 'EFFICIENT PROBIT ESTIMATION WITH PARTIALLY MISSING COVARIATES' In: MISSING DATA METHODS: CROSS-SECTIONAL METHODS AND APPLICATIONS. BINGLEY: EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Low Pay and the Minimum Wage in Ireland'
D.O'Neill (2004) 'Low Pay and the Minimum Wage in Ireland' In: Minimum Wages, Low Pay and Unemployment. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers. [Details]
2000 'Equality of Opportunity and Kernel Density Estimation: An application to Intergenerational Mobility'
D.O'Neill, O.Sweetman and D. Van de gaer (2000) 'Equality of Opportunity and Kernel Density Estimation: An application to Intergenerational Mobility' In: Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 14. JAI Press. [Details]
2000 'Earnings Inequality and the Distribution of Gender Wage Differences,  1987-1994'
O’Neill, D and O. Sweetman, O. (2000) 'Earnings Inequality and the Distribution of Gender Wage Differences,  1987-1994' In: How Unequal? Men and Women in the Irish Labour Market. ESRI General  Research Series. Dublin: Oaktree Press. [Details]
1999 'Female Labour Force Participation and Household Income Inequality in Ireland'
D.O'Neill and O.Sweetman (1999) 'Female Labour Force Participation and Household Income Inequality in Ireland' In: The Distribution of Income in Ireland. Dublin: Oak Tree Press/Combat Poverty Agency. [Details]
1999 'The impact of A Minimum Wage in Ireland: Learning from a New Survey of Irish Firms'
D.O'Neill, B.Nolan and J.Williams (1999) 'The impact of A Minimum Wage in Ireland: Learning from a New Survey of Irish Firms' In: The Impact of the Minimum Wage in Ireland. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. [Details]
1998 'The Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment'
Boyle, G. T. McCarthy and D.O’Neill (1998) 'The Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment' In: Report of the National Minimum Wage Commission. Dublin: The Stationary Office. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Recommendation for the National Minimum Wage.
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2018) Recommendation for the National Minimum Wage. LPC, Dublin. [Details]
2017 Recommendations for the National Minimum Wage.
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2017) Recommendations for the National Minimum Wage. Government of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
1999 The Impact of the minimum wage in Ireland. Report for the InterDepartmental Group on the implementation of a national minimum wage.
Nolan, B., G. Boyle, T. Callan, A. Doris, I. Kearney, J. Fitzgerald, S. Machin, D. O’Neill, J. Walsh, J. Williams, B. McCormick and D. Smyth (1999) The Impact of the minimum wage in Ireland. Report for the InterDepartmental Group on the implementation of a national minimum wage. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dublin. [Details]
2017 REPORT ON THE SUB-MINIMA RATES OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE.
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2017) REPORT ON THE SUB-MINIMA RATES OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE. Government of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2017 REPORT ON THE ALLOWANCES PROVIDED FOR BOARD & LODGINGS UNDER THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE.
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2017) REPORT ON THE ALLOWANCES PROVIDED FOR BOARD & LODGINGS UNDER THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE. Government of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2016 The preponderance of women on the National Minimum Wage.
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2016) The preponderance of women on the National Minimum Wage. Government of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Recommendations for the National Minimum Wage.
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2016) Recommendations for the National Minimum Wage. Government of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2016 REPORT ON THE SUB-MINIMA RATES OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (Part 1).
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2016) REPORT ON THE SUB-MINIMA RATES OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (Part 1). Government of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2015 Recommendations for the National Minimum Wage.
Low Pay Commission of Ireland (2015) Recommendations for the National Minimum Wage. Government of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2009 Proving the power of positive parenting: a Randomised Control Trial to investigate the effectiveness of the Incredible Years Basic Parent training programme in an Irish context (short-term outcomes).
McGilloway, S., Bywater, T., Ní Mháille, G, Furlong, M., O'Neill, D., Comiskey, C., Leckey, Y., Kelly, P. and Donnelly, M. (2009) Proving the power of positive parenting: a Randomised Control Trial to investigate the effectiveness of the Incredible Years Basic Parent training programme in an Irish context (short-term outcomes). Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI) Societal Challenges Research Day.
Donal O'Neill (2018) Maynooth University Social Science Institute (MUSSI) Societal Challenges Research Day. [Oral Presentation], Unemployment Benefits in Ireland, Maynooth , 18-APR-18 [Details]
2017 What Works: Review of Current Labour Market Evaluation Evidence: UCD Geary-Labour Market Council Joint Conference.
Donal O'Neill (2017) What Works: Review of Current Labour Market Evaluation Evidence: UCD Geary-Labour Market Council Joint Conference. [Oral Presentation], Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% cut in Unemployment Assistance, Dublin Castle , 06-FEB-17 [Details]
2017 Annual Labour Market Coference.
Donal O'Neill (2017) Annual Labour Market Coference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], NERI 5th Labour Market Conference, maynooth [Details]
2017 Irish Economic Association Annual Conference.
Donal O'Neill (2017) Irish Economic Association Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% cut in Unemployment Assistance, Dublin , 05-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 3th IZA Workshop: Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
Donal O'Neill (2017) 3th IZA Workshop: Labour Market Policy Evaluation. [Oral Presentation], Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% cut in Unemployment Assistance, Bonn, Germany , 05-OCT-17 - 06-OCT-17 [Details]
2017 European Society of Population Economics Annual Conference.
Donal O'Neill (2017) European Society of Population Economics Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], “Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% cut in Unemployment Assistance.”, Glasgow, Scotland , 15-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 5th NERI Annual Labour Market Conference.
Donal O'Neill (2017) 5th NERI Annual Labour Market Conference. [Oral Presentation], Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% cut in Unemployment Assistance, Maynooth , 12-MAY-17 [Details]
2015 NUI Maynooth.
D. O'Neill (2015) NUI Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], “Correcting for Self-Reporting Bias in BMI: A Multiple(Over)Imputation Approach, Maynooth [Details]
2015 Irish Economic Association.
D.O'Neill (2015) Irish Economic Association. [Oral Presentation], “Divided Opinion on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or Systematic Differences?, Dublin , 07-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Irish Economic Association Annual Conference.
D. O'Neill (2015) Irish Economic Association Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Divided Opinion on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or Systematic Differences?”, Dublin [Details]
2015 Central Bank of Ireland.
D. O'Neill (2015) Central Bank of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Labour Market, Dublin [Details]
2015 ?” Economics Alive, PDST Annual Conference.
D. O'Neill (2015) ?” Economics Alive, PDST Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Why Economists’ Opinions Differ?, Athlone [Details]
2015 NUI Maynooth.
D. O'Neill (2015) NUI Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], Divided Opinion on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or Systematic Differences?”, Maynooth [Details]
2014 IHEA.
"Estimating Obesity in the Absence of a Gold Standard,” (2014) IHEA. [Oral Presentation], Intertnational Health Economics Association Annual Conference, Dublin [Details]
2014 NUI Maynooth.
D. O'Neill (2014) NUI Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], “Estimating Obesity in the Absence of a Gold Standard,”, Maynooth [Details]
2014 Irish Economic Association Annual Conference.
D. O'Neill (2014) Irish Economic Association Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], “Estimating Obesity in the Absence of a Gold Standard,”, Limerick [Details]
2013 Irish Economic Association.
D. O'Neill (2013) Irish Economic Association. [Public presentations], “The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of BMI on Labour Market Outcomes,”, Maynooth [Details]
2012 NUI Maynooth.
D. O'Neill (2012) NUI Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of Obesity on Labour Market Outcome, Maynooth [Details]
2012 NUI Maynooth.
D. O'Neill (2012) NUI Maynooth. [Oral Presentation], A Statistical Analysis of 10-pin bowling scores and an Examination of the Fairness of Alternative Ha, Maynooth [Details]
2012 University of Wisconsin, Madison, , USA,.
D. O'Neill (2012) University of Wisconsin, Madison, , USA,. [Oral Presentation], “Earnings Dynamics and Volatility in Europe,”, University of Wisconsin, Madison, , USA, [Details]
2011 NUI Galway.
D. O'Neill (2011) NUI Galway. [Oral Presentation], Efficient Probit Estimation with Partially Missing Covariates, NUIG [Details]
2010 Advances in Econometrics 9th Annual Conference.
D. O'Neill (2010) Advances in Econometrics 9th Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], “Efficient Probit Estimation with Partially Missing Covariates,”, Texas, Dallas [Details]
2010 Geary Institute UCD.
D. O'Neill (2010) Geary Institute UCD. [Oral Presentation], Identification of the Covariance Structure of Earnings using the GMM Estimator, UCD [Details]
2009 Archways National Conference.
D. O'Neill (2009) Archways National Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Cost Analysis of the Incredible Years Parenting, Royal Hospital Kilmainham [Details]
2009 European Econometrics Society Annual Conference.
D. O'Neill (2009) European Econometrics Society Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Efficient Probit Estimation with Partially Missing, Universitat de Barcelona [Details]
2009 University of Padua.
D. O'Neill (2009) University of Padua. [Oral Presentation], Efficient Probit Estimation with Partially Missing, Padua, Italy [Details]
2009 Economics Dept. NUIM.
D. O'Neill (2009) Economics Dept. NUIM. [Oral Presentation], A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Early Childhood Intervention, NUIM [Details]
2009 Economics Department UCD.
D. O'Neill (2009) Economics Department UCD. [Oral Presentation], Efficient Probit Estimation with Partially Missing, UCD [Details]
2008 CEPS/INSTEAD.
D. O'Neill (2008) CEPS/INSTEAD. [Oral Presentation], Does Growth Affect the Nature of Inequality? Ireland 1994-2001, Differdange, Luxembourg [Details]
2008 Economics Dept., NUIM.
D. O'Neill (2008) Economics Dept., NUIM. [Oral Presentation], An Efficient Estimator for Dealing with Missing Data on Explanatory Variables in a Probit Model, NUIM [Details]
2005 International Conference in Memeory of two Eminent Social Scientists@ C. Gini and M. Lorenz.
D.O'Neill (2005) International Conference in Memeory of two Eminent Social Scientists@ C. Gini and M. Lorenz. [Oral Presentation], An Integrated Framework for Analysing Income Convergence Across Countries,”, University of Siena [Details]
2004 Economics Dept. NUIM.
D. O'Neill (2004) Economics Dept. NUIM. [Oral Presentation], An Empirical Note on the Relationship between Unemployment and Risk-Aversion, NUIM [Details]
2004 Applied Microeconomics Workshop, Queens University Belfast.
D. O'Neill (2004) Applied Microeconomics Workshop, Queens University Belfast. [Oral Presentation], An Empirical Note on the Relationship between Unemployment and Risk-Aversion, Queens University Belfast [Details]
2004 Royal Economic Society Annual Conference.
D. O'Neill (2004) Royal Economic Society Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], A New Approach for Analysing Income Convergence Across Countries, Swansea, Wales [Details]
2003 Tinbergen Institute Applied Microeconomics Seminar.
D.O'Neill (2003) Tinbergen Institute Applied Microeconomics Seminar. [Oral Presentation], “The Consequences of Specification Error for Distributional Analysis with an Application to Intergenerational Mobility,”, Amsterdam [Details]
2003 HEA Review of NIRSA.
D. O'Neill (2003) HEA Review of NIRSA. [Poster Presentation], The Impact of Cognitive Skills on the Black-White Wage Gap, NUIM [Details]
2003 Economics Dept. NUIM.
D. O'Neill (2003) Economics Dept. NUIM. [Oral Presentation], A New Approach for Analysing Income Convergence Across Countries, NUIM [Details]
2003 Dublin Economics Workshop, Trinity.
D.O'Neill (2003) Dublin Economics Workshop, Trinity. [Oral Presentation], A New Approach for Analysing Income Convergence Across Countries,”, Trinity College [Details]
2002 Applied Econometrics Annual Association Conference.
D.O'Neill (2002) Applied Econometrics Annual Association Conference. [Oral Presentation], “Evaluating the Impact of a National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms,”, Brussels [Details]
2002 RES Annual Conference.
D.O'Neill (2002) RES Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], “Evaluating the Impact of a National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms,”, Swansea [Details]
2002 Royal Economics Society Annual Conference.
D. O'Neill (2002) Royal Economics Society Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Evaluating the Impact of a National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms, University of Warwick, UK [Details]
2002 Irish Economic Association Conference,.
D. O'Neill (2002) Irish Economic Association Conference,. [Oral Presentation], Evaluating the Impact of a National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms, Mullingar [Details]
2002 Queens University Belfast.
D. O'Neill (2002) Queens University Belfast. [Oral Presentation], The Consequences of Specification Error for Distributional Analysis with an Application to Intergene, Belfast [Details]
2002 Aberdeen Applied Econometrics Workshop.
D.O'Neill (2002) Aberdeen Applied Econometrics Workshop. [Oral Presentation], The Consequences of Specification Error for Distributional Analysis with an Application to Intergenerational Mobility, Aberdeen [Details]
2002 ESRI, Dublin.
D. O'Neill (2002) ESRI, Dublin. [Oral Presentation], The Impact of Cognitive Skills on the Black-White Wage Gap, Dublin [Details]
2002 Economics Dept, NUIM.
D. O'Neill (2002) Economics Dept, NUIM. [Oral Presentation], Evaluating the Impact of a National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms, NUIM [Details]
2001 University College Cork.
D. O'Neill (2001) University College Cork. [Oral Presentation], Estimation of Counterfactual Densities: An Application to black-white wage differences in the U.S, Cork [Details]
2001 Summer Econometric Society Meetings.
D. O'Neill (2001) Summer Econometric Society Meetings. [Oral Presentation], Evaluating the Impact of a National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms, university of Marlyland, USA [Details]
2000 European Society of Population Economics annual conference.
D. O'Neill (2000) European Society of Population Economics annual conference. [Oral Presentation], Estimation of Counterfactual Densities: An Application to black-white wage differences in the U.S,”, Bonn [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2017 Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance.
Aedín Doris, Donal O'Neill & Olive Sweetman (2017) Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance. Bonn: Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 Wage Flexibility and the Great Recession: The Response of the Irish Labour Market.
Professor Donal O'Neill Aedin Doris Olive Sweetman (2012) Wage Flexibility and the Great Recession: The Response of the Irish Labour Market. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2008 An Efficient Estimator for Dealing with Missing Data on Explanatory Variables in a Probit Choice Model.
Conniffe, D. and O'Neill, D. (2008) An Efficient Estimator for Dealing with Missing Data on Explanatory Variables in a Probit Choice Model. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2017 A Competing Risks Decomposition for Average Duration Effects.
Donal O'Neill (2017) A Competing Risks Decomposition for Average Duration Effects. Maynooth University: Working Paper [Details]
2016 Wage changes in the Irish Labour Market: Within and Between Firm Effects.
Aedín Doris, Donal O'Neill & Olive Sweetman (2016) Wage changes in the Irish Labour Market: Within and Between Firm Effects. Working Paper [Details]
2014 Divided Opinion on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or systematic differences?.
Professor Donal O'Neill (2014) Divided Opinion on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013: Random or systematic differences?. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of BMI on Labour Market Outcomes.
Donal O'Neill and Olive Sweetman (2012) The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of BMI on Labour Market Outcomes. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 An alternative Explanation for Variation in Reported Estimates of Risk-Aversion.
Donal O'Neill and Denis Conniffe (2012) An alternative Explanation for Variation in Reported Estimates of Risk-Aversion. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2011 A Statistical Analysis of 10-pin bowling scores and an Examination of the Fairness of Alternative Handicapping systems.
O'Neill, Professor Donal and Sarh Keogh (2011) A Statistical Analysis of 10-pin bowling scores and an Examination of the Fairness of Alternative Handicapping systems. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Identification of the Covariance Structure of Earnings using the GMM Estimator.
O'Neill, Donal, Doris, Aedin and Sweetman, Olive (2010) Identification of the Covariance Structure of Earnings using the GMM Estimator. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2009 A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Early Childhood Intervention: Evidence from a Randomised Evaluation of a Parenting Programme.
O'Neill, D. (2009) A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Early Childhood Intervention: Evidence from a Randomised Evaluation of a Parenting Programme. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2005 The Welfare Implications of Growth Regressions.
O'Neill, D. (2005) The Welfare Implications of Growth Regressions. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2004 The Consequences of Non-Classical Measurement Error for Distributional Analysis.
O'Neill, D. (2004) The Consequences of Non-Classical Measurement Error for Distributional Analysis. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2004 An Empirical Note on the Relationship between Unemployment and Risk-Aversion.
Diaz-Serrano, L. and O'Neill, D.(2004) (2004) An Empirical Note on the Relationship between Unemployment and Risk-Aversion. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2003 A New Approach for Analysing Income Convergence across Countries.
O'Neill, D. and Van Kerm, P. (2003) A New Approach for Analysing Income Convergence across Countries. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2001 Consequences of Specification Error for Distributional Analysis with an Application to Intergenerational Mobility.
O'Neill, D., Sweetman, O. and Van de gear, D. (2001) Consequences of Specification Error for Distributional Analysis with an Application to Intergenerational Mobility. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2014 Labour Markets during Crises.
Donal O'Neill, Aedin Doris, Olive Sweetman (2014) Labour Markets during Crises. Conference Hosted [Details]
2009 Income and Earnings Dynamics.
Donal O'Neill, Olive Sweetman, Aedin Doris (2009) Income and Earnings Dynamics. Conference Hosted [Details]
2004 Educational Choice and Intergenerational Mobility.
(2004) Educational Choice and Intergenerational Mobility. Conference Hosted [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2000 Barrington Prize
2007 Research Fellow IZA Bonn IZA Bonn
2012 Vice President Irish Economic Association
2014 President Irish Economic Association

Teaching Interests

Labour Economics & Econometrics

Office Hours: Monday 11:45-12:45pm

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2014 Paul Redmond Maynooth University PhD Essays on the Political Economy of Elections
2011 Adele Bergin Maynooth University PhD Job Mobility and Measurement Error.
2013 Declan Sheridan Maynooth University MLitt Testing Weak-from efficiency in international football betting markets
2011 Mosito Ntema Maynooth University MLitt Factor Substitutability in Irish Manufacturing
2007 Brenda Gannon Maynooth University PhD An Econometric Analysis of Disability and Labour Force Participation in Ireland