Philip Carthy was a research assistant at the Economic and Social Research Institute from September 2017 to August 2019. He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematical Studies and an MSc in Quantitative Economics, both awarded by University College Dublin (UCD). At the ESRI, he contributed to work which formed part of the Programme of Research in Communications and the Environment Research Programme. Philip’s research interests include applied econometrics, environmental economics and health economics. In September 2019, he returned to UCD to commence PhD studies.