Diarmaid Smyth was a Research Assistant at the ESRI from 1998 until 2000. He then went to work for Andersen Consulting as a senior consultant in the Economics, Strategy and Finance area. In 2003, he joined the Central Bank of Ireland as an economist in the Economic Analysis and Research Department.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.