Brian Colgan

Brian Colgan worked as a Research Assistant with the SWITCH team (August 2014-2016). He holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Prior to joining the ESRI, Brian worked with the Statelessness Department at Tilburg University examining the potential for Microfinance to aid stateless communities.

As a member of the SWITCH team Brian was involved in examining the impact of different taxation and welfare policies and the modeling of healthcare entitlements using microsimulation techniques.
Brian is currently a PhD candidate/Junior lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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Tel: +353 1 8632000


Latest Publications:
  • Income-tested health entitlements: microsimulation modelling using SILC
  • Distributional Impact of Tax, Welfare and Public Service Pay Policies: Budget 2016 and Budgets 2009-2016
  • Income-Related Subsidies for Universal Health Insurance Premia: Exploring Alternatives Using the SWITCH Model
  • Modelling Eligibility for Medical Cards and GP Visit Cards: Methods and Baseline Results
  • The Distributional Impact of Inflation: 2003-2014
  • Exploring Tax and Welfare Options
  • Making Work Pay More: Recent Initiatives
  • The Great Recession, Austerity and Inequality: Evidence from Ireland
  • Distributional Impact of Tax, Welfare and Public Service Pay Policies: Budget 2015 and Budgets 2009-2015
  • Ireland's Economic Adjustment: From Crisis to Recovery

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