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Stephen Hynes
Stephen is a research officer in the Rural Economy Research Centre and heads up the Environmental Modelling Unit (EMU). The main objective of this unit is to carry out research on the interactions between economic activity and the environment in Irish rural space.

Stephen has also been previously responsible for developing the spatial microsimulation modelling research agenda in the organisation and the SMILE model. He is also currently the principle researcher on 2 Research Stimulus Funded (Irish Department of Agriculture) projects. The first of these projects explores the effect of policy reform on the economic, social and environmental sustainability of farms in Ireland.  Irish National Farm Survey data is used to develop a number of indicators including all three dimensions of sustainability.

The principal aim of the second project is to evaluate the economic potential of open-air outdoor recreation associated with improved public access to farm land for walking using stated preference techniques. 

Both of these projects are being conducted in conjunction with the National University of Ireland, Galway

Education
Ph.D. in Environmental Economics. The University of Stirling, Scotland
Masters in Economic Science. National University of Ireland, Galway.
B. Comm. National University of Ireland, Galway. Professional Membership
European Association of Environmental Economists
European Regional Science Association
 

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