Edgar Morgenroth

Edgar Morgenroth

Economic Analysis | Associate Research Professor
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 the National 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).

Dr Morgenroth has carried out research for a wide range of clients including the EU Commission, many government departments in Ireland and other EU countries, the Northern Ireland government, and various Irish regional and local authorities.

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.

Dr Morgenroth he has been involved in substantial number of projects that identify public investment needs and evaluate the effect of investment programmes, especially those linked to the EU Structural Funds. He has published a number of studies that considered the impact of a range of industrial structure issues such as productivity, regional specialisation and SMEs on regional performance. He has also investigated factors affecting trade volumes such as infrastructure, exchange rate volatility and sectoral structure.

His work is widely published including papers in eminent Journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Applied Economics and Regional Studies.

Recent examples of his research include:
•Improvements in Evaluation Methods for Public Infrastructure;
•Modelling transport mode choice across different travel purposes;
•Analysis of regional aspects of the Irish unemployment crisis;
•Construction of regional government accounts for Ireland.
Contact Details:

Tel: +353 1 8632000
Direct Line: +353 1 8632118
Email: edgar.morgenroth@esri.ie


Latest Publications:
  • Ireland's international trade and transport connections
  • Brexit will have regionally differentiated effects
  • Examining consequences for trade: integration and disintegration effects
  • A measure for identifying substantial geographic concentrations of economic activity
  • Income tax revenue elasticities in Ireland: an analytical approach
  • A united Ireland would be worse off than the Republic
  • COSMO: A new COre Structural MOdel for Ireland
  • Assessing the level of cross-border fuel tourism
  • Ireland’s Economic Outlook: Perspectives and Policy Challenges
  • Baseline: Methodology, Assumptions and Projections

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • Spatial Economic and Demographic Modelling
  • Environment Research Programme
  • An inter-sectoral analysis by geographic area of the need for and the supply and utilisation of health services in Ireland
  • Mapping the Potential for All-Ireland Sectoral Ecosystems.
  • Measuring the effects of local infrastructure on the location of inward investment
  • Framework Contract - Studies in the Areas of European Competitiveness 2014-2018
  • Population Projections for Irish Regions
  • The Residential Property Research Programme
  • Modelling the Irish Economy
  • Programme of Research in Communications

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