Elish Kelly

Senior Research Officer

Elish Kelly joined the Economic and Social Research Institute as a Post Doctoral Fellow in September 2006, and is currently a Senior Research Officer in the Economic Analysis Division. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) at the University of Bonn. 

Her main research interests are in labour economics, with a particular focus on unemployment and evaluating active labour market programmes, NEETs, job quality, migration, and wages and pay bargaining institutions. Elish has also undertaken research in the field of sports economics (e.g., the determinants of sports participation and its impact on academic performance and career trajectories, sports players’ welfare and mental health), along with working on a range of equality (e.g., the gender pay gap), education (e.g., school-to-work transitions, returns to education), and rural development (e.g., developing a framework to monitor rural development) issues

Elish received her Bachelor and Doctorate degrees in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.