Colm McCarthy

Colm McCarthy was a Senior Research Officer in the ESRI in the 1980s. A graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Essex, he also worked at the Central Bank of Ireland and was a founding member of DKM Economic Consultants. Since 2005 he has been a lecturer in Economics at University College Dublin. In 2009 he chaired the group which produced the Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes, known as ?An Bord Snip Nua?. His research interests include energy and economic statistics. See
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Latest Publications:
  • Controlling the Cost of Controlling the Climate: The Irish Government's Climate Change Strategy
  • Owner-Occupied Housing Costs and Bias in the Consumer Price Index
  • Investment in Water Infrastructure: findings from an economic analysis of a national programme
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Accompanying Measures
  • Alternative Seasonal Adjustment Methods for Aggregate Irish Macroeconomic Data
  • Volatility in Irish Quarterly Macroeconomic Data
  • Political Corruption in Ireland: Policy Design as a Countermeasure
  • Generally Unacceptable Accounting Principles: The Irish Public Finance Accounts
  • Economic Aspects of the Irish Exchange Control Regime

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