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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