Tim Callan

Tim Callan

Social Research | Research Professor
Tim Callan is Research Area Coordinator for Taxation, Welfare & Pensions research at the ESRI. His main areas of interest are income tax and welfare policy, financial incentives to work, labour supply, and income distribution. He has a particular interest in the design and use of microsimulation models.

He has published widely in national and international journals, including European Economic Review, Journal of Population Economics, Fiscal Studies, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Surveys and LABOUR. He has also contributed to a number of edited volumes on poverty and inequality. He has organised and edited the Budget Perspectives conference for almost 20 years. He has wide experience of international comparative research and cross-country projects.

At a national level, in addition to his research activities, he has served on the Expert Working Group on Tax and Welfare (1993-1996), and has been a member of the Commission on the Family (1995-1998). He contributed via written and oral evidence to government and parliamentary committees.

Dr. Callan has worked at ESRI since 1986. He obtained his primary degree in economics at Trinity College Dublin, and undertook his graduate studies at Nuffield College, Oxford, leading to the degrees of M. Phil. and D. Phil.
Contact Details:

Tel: +353 1 8632000
Email: tim.callan@esri.ie


Latest Publications:
  • Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2018
  • Budget 2018 leads to small losses in income at all levels
  • Supporting family incomes: getting the balance right
  • Income distribution in Ireland: through recession, towards recovery
  • Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2017
  • Budget 2017: Distributive Impact
  • Financial Incentives to Work: Comparing Ireland and the UK
  • Low Pay, Minimum Wages and Household Incomes: Evidence for Ireland
  • Changes in Income Distributions and the Role of Tax-benefit Policy During the Great Recession: An International Perspective
  • Distributional Impact of Tax, Welfare and Public Service Pay Policies: Budget 2016 and Budgets 2009-2016

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • A Review of Ireland in EUROMOD
  • SWITCH Model: Databases and Technical Development
  • Household Expenditure and Indirect Taxes
  • Analysing Labour Supply Decisions
  • Financial Incentives to Work
  • Modelling Healthcare Entitlements
  • Analysis of Childcare Subsidies
  • Income Distribution and Redistribution
  • Gender Impact of Tax and Benefit Policies
  • Analysis of Tax and Welfare Policies using SWITCH

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