Brian O'Connell

Former Research Staff | Research Assistant
Brian O?Connell worked in the Economic Analysis Divison of the ESRI from September 2012 to April 2014 as a Research Assistant having completed his MSc in Political Economy in the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from Trinity. He also worked for a year in the Central Bank of Ireland.During his time with the ESRI, Brian worked as part of the Macro Finance team in the Economic Analysis Division. The primary research focus of the team has been on SME access to finance in Ireland and Europe and its impact on firm performance.
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Latest Publications:
  • Financial Structure and Diversification of European Firms
  • SME Recovery Following a Financial Crisis: Does Debt Overhang Matter?
  • Financing Constraints and Firms? Growth in the European Union: Has the Financial Crisis Made Them Worse?
  • Financial Structure and Diversification of European Firms
  • SME Recovery Following a Financial Crisis: Does Debt Overhang Matter?
  • Access to External Finance and Firm Growth
  • How do banking crises affect aggregate consumption? Evidence from international crisis episodes
  • SME Debt and Interest Costs in Ireland
  • SME Credit Constraints and Macroeconomic Effects
  • Measuring Credit Constraints for Irish SMEs

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • Research for the European Competitiveness Report 2014
  • Household Consumption, Credit Constraints and Arrears
  • SME Credit Demand and Supply

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