John Curtis

John Curtis

Economic Analysis | Associate Research Professor
John Curtis is an applied micro-economist, with a focus on energy and environmental policy issues. He manages the Research Programme on Socio-economics of Inland Fisheries and is joint programme coordinator for the energy and environment research area. John is a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Climate Change and Environmental Sciences committee; inter-departmental working group on economics for the Water Framework Directive; inter-departmental Water Statistics Steering Group; and the ESRI-TCD Alliance Steering Group.

John joined the ESRI in 2011, and his former posts include lead economist at the Environmental Protection Agency, economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (New York), and previously as a Research Officer at the ESRI. He has a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Maryland, and both a BA and MA in Economics from UCD.

John’s energy research focuses primarily on micro level issues such as residential energy efficiency but has also covered topics related to renewables integration and emissions. His energy research is published in journals such as Applied Economics, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, and Sustainable Cities and Society. On environmental issues his research has addressed topics related to water quality, fisheries, and resource management with papers published in journals such as Applied Economic Letters, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, and the Economic and Social Review.
Contact Details:

Tel: +353 1 8632000
Direct Line: +353 1 8632111
Email: john.curtis@esri.ie


Latest Publications:
  • Anglers' views on stock conservation: Sea Bass angling in Ireland
  • Determinants of residential heating system choice: an analysis of Irish households
  • The economic contribution of recreational fishing: Waterville, Co. Kerry
  • The economic contribution of a recreational fishery in a remote rural economy
  • Bunching of residential building energy performance certificates at threshold values
  • Sea bass angling in Ireland: A structural equation model of catch and effort
  • Water quality and water-based recreational activity
  • Recreational boating site choice and the impact of water quality
  • The value of tourist angling: a travel cost method estimation of demand for two destination salmon rivers in Ireland
  • Advertising and investment spillovers in the diffusion of residential energy efficiency renovations

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • Energy Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
  • Improving Residential Energy Efficiency
  • Residential connections to the gas network
  • Research Programme on socio-economics of Inland Fisheries
  • Demand for Water Based Leisure Activity

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