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David Duffy

David Duffy

Senior Research Officer

david.duffy@esri.ie

David Duffy has been at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, since 1996. He received his Bachelor's degree in 1986 and his M. Econ.Sc. in 1988, both from University College Cork. In 2006 he completed a PhD at NUI Maynooth on heterogeneous buyers in the Irish housing market. Prior to joining the ESRI he has worked in London as a research analyst for a property company and in Dublin as an economic consultant, and as the in-house economist for the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland.


Within the macro-economic division his main research area is the housing market. He is responsible for the PRTB Rent Index, Consumer Sentiment Index for Ireland, sponsored by KBC Bank , the Savings Index sponsored by Nationwide (UK) Ireland, and the AIB Housing Market Index. He also managed the permanent tsb House Price Index until 2010.


He is the lead researcher on the Residential Property Research Programme, funded by NAMA and the IBF. He has published in the Economic and Social Review, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, International Migration Review, Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland and the ESRI’s Quarterly Economic Commentary.
His published research covers topics such as measuring house price change (with Denis Conniffe), the affordability of homeownership, as well as the influence of house prices on the decision of migrants to come to Ireland (with John FitzGerald and Ide Kearney), perceptions of inflation by consumers (with Pete Lunn), and the extent of negative equity in the Irish housing market. More recently, he contributed to the book “Using Evidence to inform Policy” on the role that loan-to-value limits might play in the Irish housing market. .


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