Communications and Transport

Research in this area provides evidence for policymakers in the areas of electronic communications and transportation systems, both critical forms of infrastructure underpinning economic growth and providing services that promote an improved standard of living for people across Ireland.

Research in Communications
Electronic communications services make a significant contribution to economic output in their own right, but perhaps more importantly provide essential supporting platforms and applications to other sectors of the economy. The growth and competitiveness of the wider economy is affected by public policy decisions on the development and management of next generation communications infrastructure.

Research in this area bridges the gap between evidence and public policy for policymakers navigating decisions made increasingly complex by rapidly changing technologies and significant investment requirements. Recent research has focused on urgent questions including measuring the impact of broadband in schools, examining the effects of wholesale broadband infrastructure on wider economic outcomes and modelling the market for broadband services.

Research in Transport
Efficient and sustainable transport systems are vital to the national economy. Effective public policy ensures that transport networks have the capacity to support business efficiency and meet the needs of a growing population, expanding urban areas and increasing numbers of commuters.

Researchers in this area provide the analysis required for policymakers to devise informed solutions to the provision and future development of transportation networks across Ireland. In recent years, research has addressed the impact of investment in transportation on regional development; the value placed by homeowners in the Dublin area on multiple types of local transport and the effectiveness of the Dublin-Belfast rail service in promoting increased connectedness between the North and South of Ireland.


Main Publications in Communications and Transport Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



A Dynamic Analysis of Household Car Ownership
April 17, 2010 | Journal Article

Authors: Anne Nolan
Research Area: Communications and Transport


Measuring the Effects of Mobile Number Portability on Service Prices
March 25, 2010 | Journal Article

Authors: Seán Lyons
Research Area: Communications and Transport


Car Ownership and Mode of Transport to Work in Ireland
March 12, 2010 | Journal Article

Authors: Nicola Commins, Anne Nolan
Research Area: Communications and Transport


Scenarios of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Aviation
January 8, 2010 | Journal Article

Authors: Karen Mayor, Richard Tol
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


The Impact of European Climate Change Regulations on International Tourist Markets
November 10, 2009 | Journal Article

Authors: Karen Mayor, Richard Tol
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


Holiday Destinations: Understanding the Travel Choices of Irish Tourists
May 23, 2009 | Journal Article

Authors: Seán Lyons, Karen Mayor , Richard Tol
Research Area: Communications and Transport


Census 2006 – A Profile of the Working Population of Large Towns
April 30, 2009

Authors: Deirdre Cullen, Shaun McLaughlin , Edgar Morgenroth , Gerry Walker
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Labour Markets and Skills


Estimating the Impact of Price Regulation on Service Quality in Post
March 25, 2009 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Seán Lyons, D Murphy
Research Area: Communications and Transport


The Deregulation of International Trucking in the European Union: Form and Effect
February 28, 2009 | Journal Article

Authors: Francine Lafontaine, Laura Malaguzzi Valeri
Research Area: Communications and Transport


Aviation and the Environment in the Context of the EU-US Open Skies Agreement
February 23, 2009 | Journal Article

Authors: Karen Mayor, Richard Tol
Research Area: Communications and Transport | Energy and Environment


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