Irene Mosca is a lecturer in Economics in Maynooth University, Ireland. She holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). From 2010-2018, she worked with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), in Trinity College Dublin, coordinating the economics domain and chairing the socioeconomic research group.

Irene has established a strong record of research and published articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Demography, Oxford Economic Papers, the Journal of Population Economics, Economics Letters, the Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics and Human Biology and the International Journal of Public Health. Irene’s research has covered a wide range of topics, including: (return) migration and mental health; obesity and employment; retirement and cognition; personality and wealth accumulation; and socioeconomic gradients in health.

Irene is also a Research Affiliate with the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland and a Visiting Research Fellow with Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2016 and became an IZA Fellow in November 2021.