Daire McCoy

Daire McCoy

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Daire is a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. His work there focuses on energy and resource economics, particularly energy efficiency, energy demand modelling and policy evaluation.

Daire was based at the ESRI from March 2012 to October 2016. During this time he completed a PhD in Energy Economics at TCD, and a Post-Doctoral fellowship at the ESRI, starting in October 2015. He also holds a BSc in Statistics and an MA in Economics from UCD.

He also worked for the ESRI as a Research Assistant in 2014, on a short-term project commissioned by the Department of Finance, investigating the relationship between location choice of multinational enterprises and corporate tax rates.

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Latest Publications:
  • Who upgrades their residential heating system?
  • Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure
  • The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments
  • The local factors that affect where new businesses are set up
  • Adoption of natural gas for residential heating
  • Exploring the spatial and temporal determinants of gas central heating adoption
  • Determinants of residential heating system choice: an analysis of Irish households
  • Unintended Outcomes of Electricity Smart-metering: trading-off consumption and investment behaviour
  • The Effects of Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades on Social Housing Tenants: Evidence from Ireland
  • The Timing and other Determinants of Gas Central Heating Adoption

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • Residential connections to the gas network
  • Measuring the effects of local infrastructure on the location of inward investment
  • Programme of Research in Communications

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