Sharon Walsh

Former Research Staff
Sharon Walsh was a research assistant in the energy and environment research group from July 2011 to July 2013. She worked primarily on domestic energy demand modelling using microdata from Ireland?s smart metering trial and spatial modelling on a variety of topics.Sharon is currently a PhD Candidate in the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her thesis aims to provide a comprehensive economic analysis of higher education participation in Ireland. It aims to examine the factors influencing the decision of school leavers to choose between higher education institutions in Ireland, as well as assess student preferences for different higher education funding models. Working papers while at the ESRI: Tol, R.S.J. and Walsh, S. 2012. The impact of climate on tourist destination choice, Economic and Social Research Institute Working Paper Series, WP423 Lyons, S., Walsh, S. and Leahy, E. 2012. Electrical appliance use: evidence from Ireland, Economic and Social Research Institute Working Paper Series, WP421 Tol, R.S.J. and Walsh, S. 2012. Climate change and tourism in the Arctic Circle, Department of Economics Working Paper Series, University of Sussex, WP 5212 Peer-reviewed journal articles from ESRI: Tol R.S.J., Walsh S. 2012. The impact of climate on tourist destination choice, paper under review at Climatic Change.
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Latest Publications:
  • Distance Effects, Social Class and the Decision to Participate in Higher Education in Ireland
  • Distance Effects, Social Class and the Decision to Participate in Higher Education in Ireland
  • The Impact of Climate on Tourist Destination Choice
  • Electrical Appliance Ownership and Usage in Ireland

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