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Cathal O'Donoghue
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 2014.

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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