Alan Barrett

Research Fellow

ESRI, Dublin

Alan Barrett is the Director of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland. He joined the ESRI in 1994, upon the completion of his doctoral studies at Michigan State University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin.

His main research interests are in the areas of labour economics and population economics. He has a particular interest in migration and has published on the topic in journals such as Labour Economics, the International Migration Review, the Journal of Population Economics, Economics Letters, and the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. He has also written on other labour topics such as training and the distribution of earnings and has published on these topics in outlets such as the British Journal of Industrial Relations and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Between 2011 and 2015, he was a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. In 2015, he chaired Ireland's National Economic Dialogue.

He joined IZA as a research fellow in December 1998.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11664
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. 8723
published in: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 2016, 19, 33-44
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. 8037
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2016, 29 (3), 687-719
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7832
published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2014, 21 (10), 675-678
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7596
published as 'How Well-informed are Pension Scheme Members on their Future Pension Benefits?: Evidence from Ireland' in: Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 2015, 27(4), 295-313
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7586
published as 'Peer Groups, Employment Status and Depressive Symptoms among Older Adults in Ireland' in: Journal of Population Ageing, 2014, 7 (1), 43-54
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7393
revised version published in: Economic and Social Review, 2014, 45 (3), 329-348, with Cara Dooley added as fourth author