Economic Analysis | Research Professor
Seamus McGuinness is a Research Professor and the Research Area Co-ordinator for labour market research at the Economic and Social Research Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, he held posts at Queens University Belfast, the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic & Social Research (University of Melbourne).
He obtained his PhD in Economics from Queens University Belfast in 2003. Most of his published research has been in the areas of labour economics and the economics of education, he has a particular expertise in the areas of education and skill mismatches. In addition to his work on the Irish labour market, he has also led a number of European labour studies involving numerous international research partners.
Seamus is also a research fellow in the Institute of Labour Studies (IZA) in the University of Bonn and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Institute for Labour Studies in Flinders University Australia. He is the designated expert on the Irish labour market in the European Commission’s European Employment and Policy Observatory (EEPO).
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Latest Publications: The gender wage gap in Europe: Job preferences, gender convergence and distributional effectsAn examination of the labour market transitions of minimum wage workersOvereducation in Europe: trends, convergence, and driversEuropean Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policy — Labour Market Policy Thematic Review 2018: An in-depth analysis of the emigration of skilled labour: IrelandPlaying senior inter-county Gaelic games: experiences, realities and consequencesMeasuring contingent employment in IrelandSkills mismatch: concepts, measurement and policy approachesProfiling barriers to social inclusion in Ireland: the relative roles of individual characteristics and locationEstimating the effect of an increase in the minimum wage on hours worked and employment in IrelandExploiting the Irish boarder to estimate minimum wage impacts in Northern Ireland
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Programmes and Projects: Evaluation of the National Youthreach ProgrammeAsian Development BankResearch Programme on Community Development and Social InclusionProgramme on Issues impacting on Minimum Wage and Low Pay in IrelandAn Initial Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Intreo Activation Process ReformsMaking Growth More Inclusive by Better Integrating Migrants in IrelandAn Evaluation of the Back to Education AllowanceSTYLE: Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in EuropeEuropean Employment Policy Observatory National Expert Transitions in and out of Unemployment among Young People in the Irish Recession