John R Walsh

John R Walsh

Social Research | Senior Research Analyst
John R. Walsh has been working at the ESRI since 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematical Sciences from Dublin City University in 1991. He received his Master of Science Degree in Computer Applications entitled "Reliability Analysis of Off-Shore Production Systems" in 1994 also from Dublin City University where his studies were funded by an Eolas Student Scholarship.

His work at the ESRI is primarily on the design and development of the SWITCH model. He has worked on numerous projects including:

•Tax and Welfare Reform
•Towards a Dynamic Tax-Benefit Model
•Minimum Wage
•Basic Income Studyt
•EUROMOD

He has extensive expertise in statistical analysis, and in the design and programming of computing packages. He has a keen interest in the design and development of statistical simulation systems. His experience includes the use of a wide range of programming languages (C, C++, Visual Basic) and statistical/database management packages (SAS, SPSSX, Access, Paradox & SQL Server).
Contact Details:

Tel: +353 1 8632000
Email: John.Walsh@esri.ie


Latest Publications:
  • Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2018
  • Identifying rent pressures in your neighbourhood: a new model of Irish regional rent indicators
  • Supporting family incomes: getting the balance right
  • Income distribution in Ireland: through recession, towards recovery
  • Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2017
  • Distributional Impact of Tax, Welfare and Public Service Pay Policies: Budget 2016 and Budgets 2009-2016
  • A Profile of Financial Incentives to Work in Ireland
  • Income-Related Subsidies for Universal Health Insurance Premia: Exploring Alternatives Using the SWITCH Model
  • Modelling Eligibility for Medical Cards and GP Visit Cards: Methods and Baseline Results
  • An Evaluation of the Back to Education Allowance

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • SWITCH Model: Databases and Technical Development
  • Household Expenditure and Indirect Taxes
  • Analysing Labour Supply Decisions
  • Financial Incentives to Work
  • Modelling Healthcare Entitlements
  • Analysis of Childcare Subsidies
  • Income Distribution and Redistribution
  • An Initial Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Intreo Activation Process Reforms
  • An Evaluation of the Back to Education Allowance
  • Private Residential Tenancies Board Average Rent Report

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