Seán Lyons specialises in applied microeconomics, and he manages ESRI research programmes on the environment, health services and electronic communications. His current research focuses on the effects of local environmental quality on public health; analysing demand and supply of healthcare and disability services; and modelling the behaviour of electronic communications consumers. Seán also participates in collaborative research projects with other institutions, currently including projects on the health effects of urban noise and on inequalities in local access to GP services.
Seán has a PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a BA in History from TCD. He joined the ESRI in 2007, and his former posts include Partner at Indecon Economic Consultants, Senior Adviser at the ODTR (now ComReg) and Managing Consultant at London Economics. He is a member of the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland.