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Noel Cahill

Noel Cahill is an economist in the NESC Secretariat.  His research has covered Irish economic development and a wide range of public policy areas including housing, the environment and taxation.  His work on housing included contributions to NESC reports on social housing and the private rental sector.  He holds a BA in economics from Trinity College, Dublin and an MA in economics from Georgetown University, Washington DC.

He was most recently involved in the researching and authoring of NESC Council Report no. 159, Private Rental in Ireland, published in February 2023.


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Selected Work

NESC Secretariat Paper No. 27, NESC A Regional Perspective on Ireland, North and South, 2021.

NESC Secretariat Paper No. 25, Shared Island: Projects, Progress & Policy The Island Economy, 2021.

NESC Secretariat Covid-19 Working Paper Series (2020) The Implications of Covid-19 for Housing in Ireland.

NESC Secretariat Papers Paper No. 15 (2018) Cost-Benefit Analysis, Environment and Climate Change

NESC Secretariat Papers Paper No. 14 (2018) International Approaches to Land Use, Housing and Urban Development

NESC Secretariat Paper 11 (2014) Financing of Social Housing in Selected European Countries

NESC Secretariat Paper 09 (2013): Consumer Prices

‘Transforming Ireland’s Energy System: the Role of Electricity’, Background Paper No. 5 for NESC Study, Irelands Climate Change Challenge,  NESC Secretariat Papers, 2012

NESC Secretariat Paper 01 (2011): Ireland’s Economic Recovery – An Analysis and Exploration

‘The Impact of European Environment Policy in Ireland’, Background Paper No. 5 for NESC study, Refinding Success in Europe, NESC Report No. 122, 2010.

(with Rory O’Donnell), ‘The Role of the Internal Market in Ireland’s Economic Growth’, Background Paper No. 4  for Refinding Success in Europe, NESC Report No. 122, 2010.

(with Rory O’Donnell), ‘The Influence of Institutions’ in C. Aylward and R. O’Toole (eds), Perspectives on Irish Productivity, Dublin: Forfás, 2007.

(with Francis O’Toole), ‘Taxation Policy and Reform’ in S. Healy and B. Reynolds (eds) Social Policy in Ireland: Principles, Practice and Problems, Dublin: Oak Tree Press, 2006.

‘Profit Sharing, Employee Share Ownership and Gainsharing: What Can They Achieve?’, NESC Research Series No. 4, May 2000.

‘The Nature of Economic Growth in Ireland’, Irish Banking Review, Summer 1998


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