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Cathal O'Donoghue
Cathal is Head of the Rural Economy Research Centre.

He has studied at UCC, UCD, Oxford and the London School of Economics, taking degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Social Policy. Prior to joining RERC Cathal spent a number of years at the Department of Economics at NUI Galway, Ireland. 

Earlier he worked at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge for 6 years and previously at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and as a Fast-Stream Civil Servant in the UK Government.

His research is mainly in the area of applied public economics, focusing on the impact of household sector, tax and social policy on poverty, inequality, work incentives and environmental pollution. In addition, this work has extended into labour economics, economic demography and environmental economics.

Education and Professional Qualifications
Ph.D. in Economics of Social Policy, London School of Economics, UK, 2001 (Examiners: A.B. Atkinson, H. Joshi).
Chartered Statistician, Royal Statistical Society, London, 1998.
M.A. in Economics, University College, Dublin, Ireland, 1994.
M.Sc. in Applied Statistics, Wolfson College, Oxford University, UK, 1993.
B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics, University College, Cork, Ireland 1992.

Membership of Academic Associations
International Institute for Public Finance
Association of Public Economic Theory
European Society of Population Economics
Society of Labour Economics
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Irish Economics Association
Royal Statistical Society
Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland

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