Below is a list of publications, working papers and work-in-progress projects. For an overview of my research interests, click here. My academic CV is available here and more detail on particular pieces of research I’ve written or co-written are here.
- “The price effect of building energy ratings in the Dublin residential market,” with Sarah Stanley and Sean Lyons. Energy Efficiency 9:4 (2016): 875-885. Working paper 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 44 (2015): 141-155.
- “East, west, boom and bust: the spread of house prices and rents in Ireland, 2007–2012,” Journal of Property Research, 32:1 (2015): 77-101.
- “A monthly stock exchange index for Ireland, 1864–1930,” with Richard S. Grossman, Kevin H. O’Rourke, and Madalina A. Ursu. European Review of Economic History 18:3 (2014): 248-276.
- “The value of domestic building energy efficiency – evidence from Ireland,” with Marie Hyland and Seán Lyons. Energy Economics, 40:C (2013): 943-952.
- “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 41 (2012): 71-91.
Books & 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 (forthcoming). 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 (forthcoming). Draft version here.
- “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.
- 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.
- “Credit Conditions and the Housing Price Ratio: Evidence from the Irish bubble and crash”. Trinity Economic Papers tep0717, March 2017.
- “The Impact of Employment on Housing Prices: Detailed Evidence from FDI in Ireland“, with Kerri Agnew. Trinity Economic Papers tep0417, February 2017.
- “Price Signals and Bid-Ask Spreads in an Illiquid Market: The Case of Residential Property in Ireland, 2006-2011“, Trinity Economic Papers tep0613, December 2013.
- “The house price equation: Evidence from Ireland since 1975”, with John Muellbauer. Working paper here.
- Ronan C. Lyons & Kevin H. O’Rourke, 2016. “War, deglobalization and depression: Returns to skill, 1910-1950”.
- “A housing price index for Dublin, 1900-2015”. Presented at EHA 2015 & AREUEA-ASSA 2018.
- “Historical Housing Prices in North America, 1890-1990: New series”.
- “Flood risk and house prices in Ireland”. Joint with Francesco Pilla, UCD, & Salem Gharbia, TCD.
- “Picture or Playground: the impact of coastal amenities on Irish housing prices”. Joint with Tom Gillespie & Stephen Hynes, NUIG.
- “Paying for free education: The relationship between house prices and schools in Ireland”. Joint with Brian Higgins (Stanford). Sample media coverage here, here and here.
- “The impact of urban rail on house prices: evidence from Dublin’s new light rail”. Joint with Brian Higgins (Stanford).
- “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 2015.
- The Great Depression, the Anglo-Irish Trade War and Irish Agricultural Outcomes. Joint with Tara Mitchell (TCD).
- The Impact of Rail on Irish Population. Joint with Alan Fernihough (QUB)