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Dr Catherine Kavanagh

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Catherine Kavanagh

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Aras na Laoi (Lee House)

Aras na Laoi (Lee House)
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

+353-21-490-1868 C.Kavanagh@ucc.ie

Biography

Dr. Catherine Kavanagh is a Lecturer in Economics at UCC and received her PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Her research areas include: the distribution of income, measures of economic and social progress, labour market policies, and the skills and qualifications of workers. Dr. Kavanagh is the Programme Director of the MSc in Business Economics in the School of Economics. She was formerly Manager of the Government appointed group, the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs and is a former member of the Council of the National Centre for Performance and Partnership. She is currently a member of the Academic Council of Social Justice Ireland. 

 

Research Interests

Labour Market Policies

Labour Market Compensation

The Economics of Skills and Human Capital 

Skills, Education, and Training Policies 

Incentives and Contracts

Measures of Economic Progress

Income Distribution and Inequality

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Research Projects

  • Human Capital and Productivity in the Irish Context (Forfas) €12,522.00 (01-AUG-06 / 31-DEC-17)
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Modules

  • Business Economics Report (the BER)
  • Economics of Human Resources
  • Professional Business Skills
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Other Activities

  • Internal Examiner for 5 DBA (Economics) in School of Economics UCC
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Committees

  • Academic Advice, Council of National Centre for Partnership and Performance (NCPP) (2006 / 2009)
  • Member, Accreditation Board for MA in Social Justice & Public Policy (/)
  • Member, Social Justice Academic Council (/)
  • Member, BComm Board of Studies (/)
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Education

  • University of Aberdeen , PHD, Economics (2001)
  • UCC , M.A., Economics (1994)
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Employment

  • Manager, Expert Skills Group for Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) (01-JAN-01 / 31-OCT-04)
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Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Economics
  • Business and the Macroeconomy
  • The Macroeconomic Environment
  • Human Resources Economics
  • Organisational Economics
  • Reading Workshop in Economics
  • MBS: Economics of Business Strategy
  • MBS: Professional Business Skills
  • MBA: Economics of Organisation and Information
  • Programme Director of MBS (Business Economics)
  • Chair of Department’s Strategic Quality Assurance Committee
  • Member of Batchelor of Commerce Board of Studies, UCC
  • Member of Accreditation & Quality Taskforce, School of Business, UCC
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 Strategies for Success: How a Small Business Competes in the Motorhome Industry in Ireland
Niamh Lenihan and Catherine Kavanagh (2018) Strategies for Success: How a Small Business Competes in the Motorhome Industry in Ireland. : Irish Business Journal [Details]
1997 Public Capital and Private Sector Productivity in Ireland, 1958-1990
Kavanagh C (1997) Public Capital and Private Sector Productivity in Ireland, 1958-1990. : Journal of Economic Studies [Details]
1996 Basic Income, Inequality and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkage Between Work and Welfare
Kavanagh C (1996) Basic Income, Inequality and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkage Between Work and Welfare. : Journal of Economic Issues [Details]
1997 Measuring a Country¿s Well-Being: Standard and Alternative Economic and Social Indicators
Kavanagh C (1997) Measuring a Country¿s Well-Being: Standard and Alternative Economic and Social Indicators. : Economia [Details]
1997 Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anaesthesia
Holland TJ, Lucey S, Kavanagh C, O'Mullane DM (1997) Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anaesthesia. : Irish Dental Association Journal [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2018 Measuring Progress: Economy, Society and Environment in Ireland
Charles M.A. Clark, Catherine Kavanagh, Niamh Lenihan (2018) Measuring Progress: Economy, Society and Environment in Ireland. : Social Justice ireland [Details]

Edited Books

Year Publication
1998 Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment
(1998) Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment. : Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A : Ashgate [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2015 Social Progress in Ireland
Clark, Charles and Kavanagh, Catherine (2015) Social Progress in Ireland. : : Social Justice Ireland [Details]
2007 Growth and Productivity: The Role of Human Capital
Kavanagh C, Doyle E (2007) Growth and Productivity: The Role of Human Capital. : : Forfas [Details]
2006 The Changing Patterns of Income Distribution and Inequality in Ireland, 1973-2004
Kavanagh C, Collins M.L (2006) The Changing Patterns of Income Distribution and Inequality in Ireland, 1973-2004. : Healy S, Reynolds B, Collins M.L : [Details]
2000 Economic Policy, The Labour Market and Reward
Kavanagh C, Elliot R (2000) Economic Policy, The Labour Market and Reward. : Richard Thorpe and Gill Homan : [Details]
1998 For Richer, For Poorer: The Changing Distribution of Household Income in Ireland, 1973 to 1994
Kavanagh C, Collins M.L (1998) For Richer, For Poorer: The Changing Distribution of Household Income in Ireland, 1973 to 1994. : S. Healy and B. Reynolds : [Details]
1998 Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A (1998) Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment. : Jonathan Michie and Angelo Reati : [Details]
1998 How Are We Doing?: An Analysis of Recent Attempts at Alternative Measures of Economic and Social Well-Being
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A (1998) How Are We Doing?: An Analysis of Recent Attempts at Alternative Measures of Economic and Social Well-Being. : Sarah Fayazmanesh and Marc Tool : [Details]
1998 The Political Economy of EMU in Ireland
Kavanagh E., J. Considine, E. Doyle, L. Gallagher, C. Kavanagh and E. O'Leary (1998) The Political Economy of EMU in Ireland. : : [Details]
1998 Review of the Role of Active Labour Market Policies in Ireland
Kavanagh C (1998) Review of the Role of Active Labour Market Policies in Ireland. : Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A : [Details]
1998 The political economy of EMU in Ireland
Kavanagh, E.,Considine, J., Doyle, E., Gallagher, L., Kavanagh, C. and O';Leary, E (1998) The political economy of EMU in Ireland. : : St. Martin¿s Press [Details]
1995 Basic Income and the Irish Worker
Charles Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (1995) Basic Income and the Irish Worker. : : CORI Justice Commission [Details]
1996 Progress, Values and Economic Indicators
Charles Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (1996) Progress, Values and Economic Indicators. : : CORI Justice Comm [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2018 Ireland vs EU28: Monitoring Ireland’s Performance towards Achieving the SDGs
Charles M.A. Clark, Catherine Kavanagh, Niamh Lenihan (2018) Ireland vs EU28: Monitoring Ireland’s Performance towards Achieving the SDGs. [Details]
2017 Sustainable Progress Index 2017
Charles M.A. Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (2017) Sustainable Progress Index 2017. [Details]
2013 An Assessment of the Expectations of Potential Attendees of the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013
Catherine Kavanagh and Niamh Lenihan (2013) An Assessment of the Expectations of Potential Attendees of the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013. [Details]
2012 Economic Impact Estimates - Cork Science and Innovation Park
David Butler, Eleanor Doyle and Catherine Kavanagh (2012) Economic Impact Estimates - Cork Science and Innovation Park. [Details]
2014 An Assessment of the Views of Attendees and Exhibitors at the the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013
Catherine Kavanagh and Niamh Lenihan (2014) An Assessment of the Views of Attendees and Exhibitors at the the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013. [Details]

Other

Year Publication
1996 Basic income, inequality, and unemployment: Rethinking the linkage between work and welfare
Clark, M.A., Kavanagh, C (1996) Basic income, inequality, and unemployment: Rethinking the linkage between work and welfare. : Other [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
1998 For Richer, For Poorer: The Changing Distribution of Household Income in Ireland, 1973-1994
Kavanagh C, Collins M.L (1998) For Richer, For Poorer: The Changing Distribution of Household Income in Ireland, 1973-1994. [Details]
1996 Basic income, inequality, and unemployment: Rethinking the linkage between work and welfare
Clark, CMA;Kavanagh, C (1996) Basic income, inequality, and unemployment: Rethinking the linkage between work and welfare. [Details]
1998 Basic Income: Potential Benefits and Problems
Kavanagh C, Clark CM.K (1998) Basic Income: Potential Benefits and Problems. [Details]
1996 A Review of the Role of Active Labour Market Policies in Ireland
Kavanagh C (1996) A Review of the Role of Active Labour Market Policies in Ireland. [Details]
1996 Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.K (1996) Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment. [Details]
1996 Progress, Values and Economic Indicators
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.K (1996) Progress, Values and Economic Indicators. [Details]
1996 Basic Income, Inequality and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkage Between Work and Welfare
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.K (1996) Basic Income, Inequality and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkage Between Work and Welfare. [Details]
1996 Measuring Ireland's Well-Being: Standard and Alternative Economic Indicators
Kavanagh C (1996) Measuring Ireland's Well-Being: Standard and Alternative Economic Indicators. [Details]
1996 Basic Income and its Implications for the Irish Labour Market
Kavanagh C (1996) Basic Income and its Implications for the Irish Labour Market. [Details]
1995 Economic Questions Raised by Basic Income Schemes
Kavanagh C (1995) Economic Questions Raised by Basic Income Schemes. [Details]
1995 Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anaesthesia
Kavanagh C, Holland T, Lucey S, O'Mullane D (1995) Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anaesthesia. [Details]
1995 Basic Income and the Irish Worker
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A (1995) Basic Income and the Irish Worker. [Details]
1996
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A (1996) . [Details]
1995
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A (1995) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2018 Population Quality and Growth: Development Considerations from Three Chinese Cities. [Oral Presentation]
Zhengguang Tang, Catherine Kavanagh, and Eleanor Doyle (2018) Population Quality and Growth: Development Considerations from Three Chinese Cities. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2018 How Important is Population Quality to Economic Growth? An Analysis of Three Cities in China. [Oral Presentation]
Zhengguang Tang, Catherine Kavanagh, and Eleanor Doyle (2018) How Important is Population Quality to Economic Growth? An Analysis of Three Cities in China. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2018 This research explores Ireland's performance relative to its EU peers on a range of UN backed indicators covering the economy, society and environment. [Oral Presentation]
Charles M.A Clark, Catherine Kavanagh, Niamh Lenihan (2018) This research explores Ireland's performance relative to its EU peers on a range of UN backed indicators covering the economy, society and environment. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2017 Is Fairness a Universal Concept: A Response. [Invited Oral Presentation]
Catherine Kavanagh (2017) Is Fairness a Universal Concept: A Response. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2017 How is Ireland Really Doing: A Comparative Analysis. This paper examines how Ireland performs on different measures of progress. We find that alternative measures of progress paint a different picture of Ireland’s development in the past compared to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). [Oral Presentation]
Charles M.A. Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (2017) How is Ireland Really Doing: A Comparative Analysis. This paper examines how Ireland performs on different measures of progress. We find that alternative measures of progress paint a different picture of Ireland’s development in the past compared to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2017 The Impact of Population on GDP Growth in China: Evidence from 29 Provinces from 1985-2013. This paper examines the relationship between population and economic growth in China at province level. Drawing on the Solow growth model, we hypothesize that population growth has a negative impact on real GDP per capita growth. Given the panel level data, the fixed effects model is used in estimation. The results support our hypothesis. [Oral Presentation]
Zhengguang, Tang, Catherine Kavanag, Eleanor Doyle (2017) The Impact of Population on GDP Growth in China: Evidence from 29 Provinces from 1985-2013. This paper examines the relationship between population and economic growth in China at province level. Drawing on the Solow growth model, we hypothesize that population growth has a negative impact on real GDP per capita growth. Given the panel level data, the fixed effects model is used in estimation. The results support our hypothesis. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2017 The research provides a snapshot of Ireland’s performance in achieving the Social Development Goals (SDGs) relative to other EU countries over time. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]
Charles M.A. Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (2017) The research provides a snapshot of Ireland’s performance in achieving the Social Development Goals (SDGs) relative to other EU countries over time. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]. [Details]
2015 Beyond GDP: Measuring Progress in the 21st Century. [Oral Presentation]
Charles M.A Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (2015) Beyond GDP: Measuring Progress in the 21st Century. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
1996 The Political Economy of European Monetary Union in Ireland
Kavanagh C, Considine J, Doyle E, Gallagher L, Kavanagh E, O'Leary E (1996) The Political Economy of European Monetary Union in Ireland. [Details]
1995 Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anesthesia. [Oral Presentation]
Lucey S., Holland T., Kavanagh C. and O'Mullane D (1995) Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anesthesia. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
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