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Mr Seamus Coffey



University College Cork
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Seamus Coffey is a lecturer in the Department of Economics in University College Cork.  His research and writing focuses on the performance of the Irish economy. He became a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council in 2016 and was made Chair of the Council in January 2017.  

In October 2016, he was appointed the independent expert by the Minister for Finance to undertake a review of Ireland's Corporation Tax code. He is also a member of the external advisory board to the Irish Governmental Economic Evaluation Service and of the council of the Irish Economic Association.  

He is a sometime contributor to print, broadcast and online media relating to the Irish economy including fiscal outcomes, corporation tax, household debt, national accounts and other economic issues.  His teaching includes microeconomics, economic policy, advanced microeconomics and econometrics as well as adult, distance and executive education courses. 

Grants and Honours

  • 01/01/2016 - Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize, Foundation for Fiscal Studies
  • 01/01/2016 - Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize, Foundation for Fiscal Studies
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Journal article

Year Publication
2004 CONSIDINE, J., COFFEY, S. (2004). Irish sports capital funding: A public choice perspective. European Sport Management Quarterly. Details

Encyclopedia entry

Year Publication
2008 RYAN, G., COFFEY, S. (2008). Games of Strategy. Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies. Details


Year Publication
2017 COFFEY, S. (2017). Review of Ireland's Corporation Tax Code., Ireland.
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