Dr Irene Mosca

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

Rhetoric Annex
Room 64
(01 474 7139)

Biography

Irene Mosca holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK).  From 2010-2018, she worked with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), in Trinity College Dublin, coordinating the economics domain and chairing the socioeconomic research group. 

Irene has established a strong record of research and published articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Demography, the Journal of Population Economics, Economics Letters, the Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics and Human Biology and the International Journal of Public Health. Irene’s research has covered a wide range of topics, including: (return) migration and mental health; obesity and employment; retirement and cognition; personality and wealth accumulation; and socioeconomic gradients in health. 

Research Interests

My research interests are in the fields of population economics, labour economics and health economics

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'The Long-term Consequences of the Irish Marriage Bar'
Mosca I. and R.E. Wright (2020) 'The Long-term Consequences of the Irish Marriage Bar'. THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW, forthcoming [Details]
2018 'The Effect of Retirement on Cognition: Evidence from the Irish Marriage Bar'
Mosca, I. and R.E. Wright (2018) 'The Effect of Retirement on Cognition: Evidence from the Irish Marriage Bar'. Demography, 55 (4):1317-1341 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Personality and Wealth Accumulation Among Older Couples: Do Dispositional Characteristics Pay Dividends?'
Mosca, I. & McCrory C. (2016) 'Personality and Wealth Accumulation Among Older Couples: Do Dispositional Characteristics Pay Dividends?'. Journal of Economic Psychology, 56 :1-19 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Height and Cognition at Older Ages: Irish Evidence'
Mosca, I. and R.E. Wright (2016) 'Height and Cognition at Older Ages: Irish Evidence'. Economics Letters, 149 :98-101 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'The Impact of Voluntary and Involuntary Retirement on Mental Health: Evidence from Older Irish Adults'
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 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'The Impact of Adult Child Emigration on the Mental Health of Older Parents'
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 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'How Well-Informed are Pension Scheme Members on Their Future Pension Benefits? Evidence from Ireland'
Barrett, A., I. Mosca 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, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'A Formal Investigation of Inequalities in Health Behaviours after Age 50 on the Island of Ireland'
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 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Investigating Cross-nationals Differences in Prevalence of Diagnosed, Measured and Undiagnosed Hypertension: the Case of Ireland and the US'
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 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants'
Mosca I and A. Barrett (2013) 'The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants'. Journal of Population Economics, 26 (2):483-506 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference and Employment: Evidence from Older Irish Adults'
Mosca I (2013) 'Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference and Employment: Evidence from Older Irish Adults'. ECONOMICS AND HUMAN BIOLOGY, 11 (4):522-533 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Explaining Significant Differences in Subjective and Objective Measures of Cardiovascular Health: Evidence for the Socioeconomic Gradient in a Population-based Study'
Mosca, I., Ní Bhuachalla, B. & Kenny, R.A. (2013) 'Explaining Significant Differences in Subjective and Objective Measures of Cardiovascular Health: Evidence for the Socioeconomic Gradient in a Population-based Study'. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 13 (64) [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Increasing the State Pension Age, the Recession and Expected Retirement Ages'
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 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Early-life Causes and Later-life Consequences of Migration: Evidence from older Irish Adults'
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 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Social Isolation, Loneliness and Return Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults'
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 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Impact of Population Ageing on Earnings and Employment in Italy'
Mosca I (2009) 'Impact of Population Ageing on Earnings and Employment in Italy'. LABOUR: REVIEW OF LABOUR ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 23 (2):371-395 [Details]
2008 'Ireland and Scotland: Converging or Diverging Demography?'
Lisenkova, K., Mosca, I. & Wright, R.E (2008) 'Ireland and Scotland: Converging or Diverging Demography?'. SCOTTISH AFFAIRS, 68 :18-36 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2011 Retirement and Labour Market Participation. In Fifty Plus in Ireland 2011: First Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.
Mosca, I. and A. Barrett (2011) Retirement and Labour Market Participation. In Fifty Plus in Ireland 2011: First Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
2014 The Economic Well-Being of Over 50s and their Children. In The Over 50s in a Changing Ireland: Economic Circumstances, Health and Well-Being.
Hudson, E., I. Mosca and V. O'Sullivan (2014) The Economic Well-Being of Over 50s and their Children. In The Over 50s in a Changing Ireland: Economic Circumstances, Health and Well-Being. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
2016 A New Look at the Recession and Ireland’s Older People: The Emigration of Adult Children and the Mental Health of their Parents.
Mosca, I. and A. Barrett (2016) A New Look at the Recession and Ireland’s Older People: The Emigration of Adult Children and the Mental Health of their Parents. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Income Adequacy and Quality of Life in Older Age: Evidence from the First Three Waves of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.
Mosca, I. and Nivakoski, S. (2016) Income Adequacy and Quality of Life in Older Age: Evidence from the First Three Waves of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
2018 Volunteering and Social Participation. In Wellbeing and Health in Ireland’s over 50s 2009-2016.
Ward, M., I. Mosca and S. Gibney (2018) Volunteering and Social Participation. In Wellbeing and Health in Ireland’s over 50s 2009-2016. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Health Research Board (HRB) Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Award Health Research Board
2017 Excellence in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research Award Editorial Board of The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
2017 Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Economics and Human Biology (academic journal)

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Economic and Social Research Institute Research Affiliate /
Trinity College Dublin Visiting Research Fellow /
IZA Institute of Labor Economics Research Affiliate /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Trinity College Dublin Post-doctoral researcher / research fellow 01-JUL-10 / 02-OCT-18
University of Strathlyde, UK Research Assistant 30-SEP-09 / 24-FEB-10
DTZ Pieda Consulting, UK Economic Assistant 01-OCT-04 / 30-SEP-06

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2010 University of Strathclyde, UK PhD Economics
2004 University of Strathclyde, UK MSc Economic Management and Policy
2003 University of Ferrara, Italy BA in Economics Economics

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent

Reviews

  Journal Role
Economics And Human Biology Reviewer
Journal Of Population Economics Reviewer
International Journal Of Social Welfare Reviewer
Social Science And Medicine Reviewer
Labour: Review Of Labour Economics And Industrial Relations Reviewer
Journal Of Economic Psychology Reviewer
European Journal Of Health Economics Reviewer
Journal Of Consumer Affairs Reviewer
Iza Journal Of European Labor Studies Reviewer
International Review Of Economics And Finance Reviewer