Economic Analysis | Associate Research Professor
Martina Lawless joined the ESRI as an Associate Research Professor in January 2015. She previously worked as a research economist in the Central Bank of Ireland. She has a doctorate from Trinity College Dublin on the determinants of firm exporting patterns.
Her research has focused primarily on firm-level dynamics, covering a range of topics such job turnover, exporting, wage setting and foreign direct investment. Her current projects at the ESRI relate to taxation, firm credit access, export diversification and innovation. In addition to the use of micro data sources, she has worked on the development of a number of surveys at firm and household level. These include a large scale survey of Irish household finance currently being carried out in conjunction with the CSO.
Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Small Business Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics and Economica.
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Latest Publications: Exploring SME investment patterns in Ireland: New survey evidenceExport participation and performance of firms on the island of IrelandFirm strategies in expanding and diversifying exportsIrish-UK services trade and BrexitIntermediate goods inputs and the UK content of Irish good exportsScenarios and distributional implications of a household wealth tax in IrelandBrexit and Irish consumersEstimating an SME investment gap and the contribution of financing frictionsProductivity spillovers from multinational activity to indigenous firms in IrelandCross-border trade & supply chain linkages report
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Programmes and Projects: Framework Contract for the Provision of Evaluation Services to the European Commission in the Field of TradeResearch Programme on Enterprises and Cross-Border TradeStudy on Investment Needs and Obstacles Along Industrial Value ChainsResearch Programme on Enterprise Exporting, Innovation and ProductivitySME Financing in Economic RecoverySMEs, Credit Constraints and Growth - A Cross-Border Study