Economic Analysis | Associate Research Professor
John Curtis is an applied micro-economist, with a focus on energy and environmental policy issues. He manages the Research Programme on Socio-economics of Inland Fisheries and is joint programme coordinator for the energy and environment research area. John is a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Climate Change and Environmental Sciences committee; inter-departmental working group on economics for the Water Framework Directive; inter-departmental Water Statistics Steering Group; and the ESRI-TCD Alliance Steering Group.
John joined the ESRI in 2011, and his former posts include lead economist at the Environmental Protection Agency, economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (New York), and previously as a Research Officer at the ESRI. He has a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Maryland, and both a BA and MA in Economics from UCD.
John’s energy research focuses primarily on micro level issues such as residential energy efficiency but has also covered topics related to renewables integration and emissions. His energy research is published in journals such as Applied Economics, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, and Sustainable Cities and Society. On environmental issues his research has addressed topics related to water quality, fisheries, and resource management with papers published in journals such as Applied Economic Letters, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, and the Economic and Social Review.
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Latest Publications: Modelling national policy making to promote bioenergy in heat, transport and electricity to 2030 – Interactions, impacts and conflictsA travel cost evaluation of the benefits of two destination salmon rivers in IrelandUsing angling logbook data to inform fishery management decisionsWho upgrades their residential heating system?Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructureEconomic contribution of visiting Salmon anglers to the Moy and Corrib fisheriesHouseholders' views on the best energy efficiency retrofit incentive mechanismsHouseholder preferences for the design of an energy efficiency retrofit subsidy in IrelandReturn on energy efficiency investments in rental propertiesPike stock management in designated brown trout fisheries: anglers’ preferences
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Programmes and Projects: Energy Policy Research Centre (EPRC)Improving Residential Energy EfficiencyResidential connections to the gas networkResearch Programme on socio-economics of Inland FisheriesDemand for Water Based Leisure Activity