Prof. Cathal O’Donoghue is Head of the Teagasc Rural
Economy and Development Programme, one of Teagasc’s 4
research programme areas. He is also adjunct professor
in UCD and NUI Galway and Professor (Extra-ordinary) at
the University of Maastricht. He has degrees from UCC,
the University of Oxford, UCD, and the University of
Warwick, with his PhD from the LSE.
He previously worked for the Economic and Social
Research Institute, the UK Government Economics and
Statistics Services, the University of Cambridge and the
National University of Ireland, Galway.
His personal research interests relate to the
development of economic simulation models for the
analysis of the impact and reform of public policy
(particularly Agriculture, Environmental and Social
policy), focusing at present on models at the spatial
scale, publishing a book in this area with Springer in
January 2013. He has published over 120 journal articles
and book chapters and has supervised 22 PhD students to
completion. He is in the top 7% Global Repec rankings of
Economists – 9th highest of Irish based Economists.
He is President, International Microsimulation
Association and Editor of the Handbook of
Microsimulation and a member of the Executive of the
Agricultural Economics Society. He is Chairman,
Agri-Food Business and Rural Development Programme,
Teagasc-UCD Agricultural Alliance.
He headed of the executive of the Commission for the
Economic Development of Rural Areas established by the
Government to develop a rural focused economic
development strategy, 20120-2013. He also chaired the
Sport Horse Industry Strategy Committee in 2013 and
Education and Professional Qualifications
Ph.D. in Economics of Social Policy, London School of
Economics, UK, 2001 (Examiners: A.B. Atkinson, H.
Chartered Statistician, Royal Statistical Society, London,
M.A. in Economics, University College, Dublin, Ireland,
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