Biography

Stephen is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick and a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Stephen is an award-winning weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post.

Stephen's research uses national accounting data to make better models, the economics of small open economies like Ireland under austerity, and health systems research. Stephen has two PhDs in economics but still manages to make sense. Sometimes.

A one-page resumé is here.

A longer academic CV is here.

Education

  • PhD 2011

    PhD in Economics

    New School for Social Research

  • PhD 2007

    PhD in Economics

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • MPhil 2007

    MPhil in Economics

    New School for Social Research

  • M.Econ.Sc 2003

    M.Econ.Sc in Economics

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • BA 2002

    B.A, Economics and Social Studies

    Trinity College, Dublin

Employment

  • Present2017

    Research Fellow

    University of Melbourne

  • Present2013

    Senior Lecturer in Economics

    University of Limerick

  • 20132009

    Lecturer in Economics

    University of Limerick

  • 20092006

    Junior Lecturer in Economics

    University of Limerick

Honours & Awards

  • 2016
    Economic Commentator of the Year
    Smurfit Business Journalist Awards
  • 2015
    Excellence in Research Award (Early Career)