Niall Farrell

Niall Farrell joined the ESRI as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in September 2012. Niall holds a B.Comm (Economics) and M.Econ.Sc. (Economic and Environmental Modelling) from NUI Galway. From 2009-2012 Niall carried out his PhD at the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit at NUI Galway, studying the Economic Evaluation of Wave Energy Conversion Devices. During his PhD, Niall was a research associate of the Teagasc Rural Economy and Development Programme and a visiting student researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.
Niall’s primary research interest is in the field of energy economics. His research forms part of the Economic Modelling and Cost Benefit Analysis group of the Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems Cluster, analysing consumer behaviour, electricity markets and regulatory mechanisms.
Alongside this, Niall has research interests in real options analysis, spatial microsimulation, environmental economics, microeconometrics and geographical information systems.
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Latest Publications:
  • What factors drive inequalities in carbon tax incidence? decomposing socioeconomic inequalities in carbon tax incidence in Ireland
  • Designing fair support schemes for renewable electricity
  • Optimising feed-in tariff design through efficient risk allocation
  • Equity Impacts of Energy and Climate Policy: Who is Shouldering the Burden?
  • Specifying an Efficient Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff
  • An Auction Framework to Integrate Dynamic Transmission Expansion Planning and Pay-as-bid Wind Connection Auctions
  • What Factors drive Inequalities in Carbon Tax Incidence? Decomposing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Carbon Tax Incidence in Ireland
  • How do External Costs affect Pay-as-bid Renewable Energy Connection Auctions?
  • Is there a Fairer Way to Finance Energy Subsidies?
  • Who Should Pay for Renewable Energy? Comparing the Household Impacts of Different Policy Mechanisms in Ireland

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