Ronan Lyons | Personal Website
Ronan Lyons | Personal Website


Below is a list of articles published in peer-reviewed journals, other publications (including book chapters) and an overview of work-in-progress. My academic CV is available here and you can also check out my profile on RePEc, ORCID and Google Scholar.

Published articles

Other publications, including book chapters

  • “Housing Market: Supply, Pricing and Servicing Issues”. In John O’Hagan and Francis O’Toole (eds), The Economy of Ireland – Policy & Performance (13th edition). London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017. Draft version here.
  • “Housing and Austerity: A Two-Way Street”. In Emma Heffernan, John McHale and Dr Niamh Moore-Cherry (eds), Debating Austerity in Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2017. Draft version here.
  • Housing supply in Ireland since 1990: The role of costs and regulation,” Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Statistical Society of Ireland (2015) 44: pp. 141-155. Paper based on lecture given as 126th winner of the Barrington Medal.
  • “The spread of rents in Ireland, over time and space,” in Lorcan Sirr (ed), Renting in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2014. Draft version here.
  • “Inside a Bubble and Crash – Evidence from the Valuation of Amenities”, in Morten Balling (ed), Property Prices and Real Estate Financing in a Turbulent World. Vienna: SUERF/Austrian National Bank, 2013. Working paper version here.
  • The real value of house prices: what the cost of accommodation can tell policymakers,” Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Statistical Society of Ireland (2012), 41 pp. 71-91.
  • Next Generation Ireland, with Edward Burke (editors), Dublin: Blackhall Press (now Orpen Press), 2011.
  • “Towards Perfect Information: The Case of the Housing Market”, in Stephen Kinsella & Anthony Leddin (eds.), Understanding Ireland’s Economic Crisis: Prospects for Recovery. Dublin: Blackhall Press (now Orpen Press), 2010.

Under review and work-in-progress

  • “The Triple Trigger? Negative Equity, Income Shocks and Institutions as Determinants of Mortgage Default“, with Andrew Linn. Trinity Economic Papers tep0718, May 2018. R&R at Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics.
  • Picture or Playground: Valuing Coastal Amenities“, with Tom Gillespie and Stephen Hynes. Trinity Economic Papers tep0518, May 2018. Under revision. Sample media coverage: Irish Times,, Irish Examiner, World Property Journal.
  • “Debt and Taxes: Long Run Determinants of the Sale-Rent Housing Price Ratio in Dublin-1948-2018”, with Richard Keely. Presented at the Real Estate Finance & Investment Symposium, Florida 2018 [submitted abstract]. Submitted to Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics.
  • “Bullet or Magnet? Rail and Ireland’s Post-Famine Economic Development”. Joint with Alan Fernihough (QUB).
  • “Flood Defences Work: What Housing Markets Can Tell Us”. Joint with Tom Gillespie (NUIG) and Thomas McDermott (NUIG).
  • “Long-run patterns and shifts in wealth – Insights from Irish equities since 1825”. Joint with Richard S. Grossman, Masami Imai (both Wesleyan), & Kevin H. O’Rourke (Oxford). Presented at EHS 2015 and WEHC 2018.
  • “Forgotten Booms and Busts: New Sale and Rental Price Indices for US Housing, 1890-1990”. Presented at NBER Summer Institute (DAE) 2018 [submitted abstract] and at WEHC 2018.
  • “Insights into urbanization from a century of Dublin housing prices”, with Richard Keely. Presented at EHA 2015 & AREUEA-ASSA 2018.
  • “Paying for free education: The relationship between house prices and schools in Ireland”. Joint with Brian Higgins (Stanford) and Finn McLaughlin (TCD). Sample media coverage here, here and here.
  • “Inconvenient Surplus: The Great Depression, the Anglo-Irish Trade War and Irish Agricultural Outcomes”. Joint with Tara Mitchell (TCD).

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