John Eakins was a Research Assistant in the ESRI from 2000 until 2002. He has been a lecturer in the Department of Economics in University College Cork since leaving the ESRI in September 2002. He is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in the area of energy economics in the Surrey Energy Economics Centre, Department of Economics, University of Surrey. His research interests include micro-economics; environmental economics and econometrics. See http://www.ucc.ie/en/economics/staff/academic/jeakins/
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