Claire Keane

Social Research | Research Officer
Claire Keane joined the Social Policy division in September 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree (specialising in economics and finance), a Masters degree in Economics and completed a PhD in Economics at University College Dublin in 2012. She worked in the financial services and regulatory sector before working at the ESRI.

Her research interests include labour economics, income tax, welfare and pension policy as well as poverty and income distribution analysis. She works mainly in the area of taxation, welfare and pensions working on the ESRI tax-benefit model, SWITCH.
Contact Details:

Tel: +353 1 8632000
Direct Line: +353 1 8632078

Latest Publications:
  • Budget 2019: No significant boost in disposable income in real terms
  • Measuring contingent employment in Ireland
  • Lone-parent incomes and work incentives
  • Income-tested health entitlements: microsimulation modelling using SILC
  • Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2018
  • Female participation increases and gender segregation
  • Changes in Income Distributions and the Role of Tax-benefit Policy During the Great Recession: An International Perspective
  • Irish Public Finances through the Financial Crisis
  • Modelling Eligibility for Medical Cards and GP Visit Cards: Methods and Baseline Results
  • Distributional Impact of Tax, Welfare and Public Service Pay Policies: Budget 2015 and Budgets 2009-2015

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • SWITCH Model: Databases and Technical Development
  • Modelling Healthcare Entitlements
  • Analysis of Childcare Subsidies
  • Income Distribution and Redistribution
  • Gender Impact of Tax and Benefit Policies
  • Analysis of Tax and Welfare Policies using SWITCH
  • Modelling Pension Reforms: Building from UK Experience to Irish Policy Analysis

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