Luca Onorante is Deputy Head of Research at the Central Bank of Ireland and Head of the Macro Modelling Project. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute. He was an Economist at the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2013. Prior to this he was a Research Assistant at the European University Institute and consultant at the UNCTAD. He has also taught Macroeconomics at the University of Bolzano.

His research interests concern all aspects of the Project, with an emphasis on fiscal policy, structural output, the Phillips curve and the role of expectations, times series econometrics, Bayesian methods of model estimation and Model Averaging.

He is interested in collaboration on all of the above topics.

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Dr Edgar Morgenroth is an Associate Research Professor and programme co-ordinator for research on transport and infrastructure at the Economic and Social Research Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Board member of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)and an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). He is a Member of UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association having served as its vice chairman and treasurer. During 2009 and 2010 he worked at the Strategic Investment Board in Northern Ireland, where he advised on project selection, the impact of public investment and alternative funding options.

He received his Bachelor’s degree (Economics and Geography) and Master’s degree (Economics and Finance) from theNational University of Ireland, Maynooth, and carried out his Doctoral research at Keele University in the UK. He is also an alumni of Boston College, having been awarded a Diploma in Urban Economic Development in Boston (MA). 

His research interests include transport economics, international trade, economic geography and public economics. Within these broad research topics he is particularly interested in the commuting patterns, economic returns to infrastructure, determinants of the volume of trade, the determinants of firm location, regional disparities, regional policy and the efficiency of public investment. Much of his research is empirical, applying a variety of statistical and data visualisation methods to policy issues. 

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Matija Lozej is an economist at the Central Bank of Ireland, working mainly on the DSGE-related issues of the Macro Modelling Project. He holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam. Prior to joining the Central Bank of Ireland, he worked in the Analysis and Research Division at the Bank of Slovenia and at University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Information Technologies. 

His research interests are mainly in macroeconomics, where he has worked on DSGE modelling investigating effects of labour market frictions and fiscal policy issues. Empirically, he has investigated the effects of financial market frictions and monetary policy.

He is interested in collaboration on all of the above topics.

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Ansgar Rannenberg is a macroeconomist at the Central Bank of Ireland and works mainly on the DSGE related issues of the Macro Modelling Project. He holds a PhD from the University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom). Prior to joining the Central Bank of Ireland, he worked at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans-Boeckler Foundation in Düsseldorf (Germany), from which he is currently on leave. He has previously worked at the Deutsche Bundesbank and the National Bank of Belgium

His research currently focusses on the effects of fiscal policy during times of economic crisis. Furthermore, he is interested in the role of financial markets in business cycle fluctuations, persistent fluctuations of unemployment and hysteresis mechanisms.

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Niall Mc Inerney is an economist at the ESRI where his research focuses on the development of structural macroeconomic models of the Irish economy. Prior to joining the ESRI, he was a University Fellow at NUI Galway where he taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in macroeconomics and statistics. He holds a PhD in International Macroeconomics from Trinity College Dublin, as well as a B. Comm (International) and MSc in Economics from NUI Galway.

His research interests include real-financial linkages, international capital flows and term structure modelling.

 

 

Reamonn Lydon is a Manager in the Irish Economic Analysis Division (IEA), Central Bank of Ireland. He holds a PhD from the University of Warwick (Labour Economics and Microeconometrics). Prior to joining the IEA division, he was a senior Economist in the Financial Stability Division at the Central Bank.  He was Deputy Head of Economics at the Aviation Regulator (Dublin) from 2007 to 2010, and a Senior Consultant at Frontier Economics (London) from 2002 to 2007.

His research interests cover the financial sector and interactions with the real economy, financial sector statistics, modelling and forecasting aggregate consumption, labour markets and time-series modelling.

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Graeme Walsh is a Research Assistant at the Irish Economic Analysis division of the Central Bank of Ireland. He holds an MA in Economics from University College Dublin.

His research interests include business cycles and time-series analysis; in particular, modelling non-linear economic time-series. He currently analyses data on the Irish labour market, retail sales, and house prices.

 

 

Adele Bergin is a Research Officer at the ESRI. She completed a B.A. in Economics in Trinity College Dublin and a M.Sc. in Economics and Econometrics in the University of Bristol. In 2011 she completed a Ph.D at NUI Maynooth on job mobility and measurement error.

Her main research areas are macroeconomics and labour economics.

Research and publications (at IDEAS)
 

Niall Conroy is a research assistant in the ESRI, working on the Macro Modelling project. His work focuses on structural models of the Irish economy. He holds a BA and MA(economics) from UCD. Niall previously worked for the Irish fiscal policy research centre on a range of public policy issues.

His research interests include potential output, labour market modelling, and macro financial linkages. 

 

 

Former Members of the Project

 

Rossana Merola is an economist at the ESRI in the Economic Analysis Division. She is primarily involved in the DSGE component of the Macro Modelling Project. Before joining the ESRI, she worked at the Economics Department of the OECD and at the European Central Bank.

Rossana holds a PhD in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la neuve and one from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Her research interests cover fiscal and monetary policy, DSGE models and Bayesian estimation.

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Research and publications (at IDEAS)
 

Dawn Holland is a consultant for the ESRI, leading the Institute’s work on structural modelling as part of the Joint Macro Modelling Project. Prior to joining the team, she was a Principal Research Fellow and Head of Macro-modelling work at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), London, where she worked from 1996-2013. She has acted as an advisor to the House of Lords of the UK Parliament and the European Court of Auditors, and was on the editorial board of the National Institute Economic Review from 2003-2013.

Her primary research focus has been on issues related to production functions and supply-side modelling, the role of risk premia in the demand for capital, fiscal multipliers and modelling expectations.  

Research and publications (at IDEAS)
 

Petra Gerlach-Kristen is an associate professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute and at Trinity College. She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Before joining the ESRI, Petra worked at the Bank for International Settlements and the Swiss National Bank.

Her research interests are macro-financial linkages, with an emphasis on households, and monetary policy.

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Daragh Clancy is primarily involved in the DSGE component of the Macro Modelling Project. He holds a Ph.D. from University College Dublin, as well as a B.A. and M.A. from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has been at the Central Bank of Ireland since 2011, having previously been an Economist at the Teagasc Rural Economy Research Centre. Daragh has also spent time on secondment at the Department of Finance and at the European Central Bank.

His research interests include all aspects of DSGE modelling, as well as the econometric analysis of consumption and the output gap. See here for a short CV.   

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Ide Kearney was an Associate Reserch Professor at the ESRI until September 2013. Prior to joining the ESRI she worked as an economist in the Research Division of the Central Bank of Ireland. She received her doctoral degree in 2001 from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. She now works as a Senior Economist at De Nederlandsche Bank.

Her research interests include the design and development of structural macroeconomic models, with an emphasis on fiscal policy and the labour market. In recent years she has worked on developing macro-financial linkages within structural macroeconomic models.

Research and publications (at IDEAS)

 

 

Joëlle Liebermann is a senior economist at Central Bank of Ireland in the Irish Economic Analysis Division (IEA). She holds a PhD from the ECARES - Université Libre de Bruxelles (macro-financial linkages and real-time forecasting).

Her research interests covers macro-financial linkages, monetary policy, business cycles and time series econometrics (forecasting using mixed frequency models and large time series models, e.g. factor models and Bayesian methods).

 

Thomas Conefrey has worked in the Irish Economic Analysis division of the Central Bank since September 2012. He joined the bank in January 2011 and first worked in the Bank’s Financial Stability division. His work includes producing regular short-term forecasts of the Irish economy and related analysis.

His research interests are Irish macroeconomics, labour market analysis and the housing market.

 

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Board of the Project

The Joint Board provides strategic oversight to the Project and consists of four members. Two members are appointed by the Governor of the Bank, two by the Director of the ESRI.