Elish Kelly

Research Fellow

ESRI, Dublin

Dr. Elish Kelly is a Senior Research Officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin, Ireland.

She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. Elish obtained her PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 2005.

Her main area of research is labour economics, with a particular focus on unemployment and active labour market programmes, migration, and wages and pay bargaining institutions. She has also undertaken research on equality and education issues, such as the gender pay gap and the returns to education, along with participation in sport and physical activity, and player welfare among amateur sport athletes.
Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals, such as the European Journal of Population, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Economics of Education Review, Historical Methods and The Economic and Social Review, as well as in other ESRI publications.

Elish Kelly joined IZA as a research fellow in January 2020.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10541
published as "Atypical Work and Ireland's Labour Market Collapse and Recovery" in: Economic and Social Review, 2017, 48 (4) 463-488
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8459
published in: M. Kahanec and K.F. Zimmermann (eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer 2016
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8401
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2015, 4 (9)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5218
revised version published in: European Journal of Population, 2012, 28 (1), 91-111
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4472
published in: Economic and Social Review, 2011, 42 (1), 1-26
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3689
published as "How Reliable is the Quarterly National Household Survey for Migration Research?" in: Economic and Social Review, 2008, 39 (3), 191-205