Matthew joined the ESRI as a Research Assistant in October 2018. He holds a BA and an MSc in Economics, both from Trinity College Dublin. His dissertation explored the impact of national fiscal rules on the cyclicality of fiscal policy in EU countries. Matthew has previously worked as a Derivatives Associate with State Street Bank and a Sports Trader with Paddy Power Betfair. His work at the ESRI is in the area of macroeconomics, with particular emphasis on housing.