Elish Kelly joined the Economic and Social Research Institute as a Post Doctoral Fellow in September 2006, and is currently a Senior Research Officer in the Economic Analysis Division. She received her Bachelor and Doctorate degrees in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. Her main research interest is in labour economics, with a particular focus on unemployment and active labour market programmes, migration, and wages and pay bargaining institutions. Elish has also undertaken research on equality and on education issues, along with participation in sport and physical activity.
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