Niall joined the ESRI in July 2013 as a research assistant in macroeconomics. Niall has a BA in Economics and Mathematics as well as an MA in Economics, both awarded from UCD. Niall has previously worked for the Irish fiscal policy research centre on a range of public policy issues. Niall’s work focused on the development of the ESRI’s Core Structural Model (COSMO). After leaving the ESRI, Niall took up a post as an economist in the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.