John R Walsh
John R. Walsh has been working at the ESRI since 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematical Sciences from Dublin City University in 1991. He received his Master of Science Degree in Computer Applications entitled "Reliability Analysis of Off-Shore Production Systems" in 1994 also from Dublin City University where his studies were funded by an Eolas Student Scholarship. His work at the ESRI is primarily on the design and development of the SWITCH model. He has worked on numerous projects including: •Tax and Welfare Reform •Towards a Dynamic Tax-Benefit Model •Minimum Wage •Basic Income Studyt •EUROMOD He has extensive expertise in statistical analysis, and in the design and programming of computing packages. He has a keen interest in the design and development of statistical simulation systems. His experience includes the use of a wide range of programming languages (C, C++, Visual Basic) and statistical/database management packages (SAS, SPSSX, Access, Paradox & SQL Server).