Philip Carthy joined the Economic and Social Research Institute as a Research Assistant in September 2017. He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematical Studies and an MSc in Quantitative Economics, both awarded by University College Dublin (UCD). His MSc thesis involved an efficiency study of major airlines which focused on the implications of mergers and acquisitions. At UCD, Philip held teaching assistantships in Economics and Mathematics and also interned as a Research Assistant in Behavioural Economics at the Geary Institute for Public Policy. His work at the ESRI focuses on the Digital Economy, with particular emphasis on communications.