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. 

Research and publications