Economics
Department of Economics
Aras Na Laoi
UCC

T: +353 21 490 2973
E: Eoin.oleary@ucc.ie
Senior Lecturer
Economics
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3000
E: Eoin.oleary@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/

Eoin is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland.  He is an internationally recognized expert on Irish economic development, publishing an acclaimed book on the topic for Routledge in March 2015. (

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415645126/

).  Eoin is a respected independent contributor in the national media and is regularly invited to present to policy audiences.  He has over 30 full length publications including 3 papers in the high impact journal Regional Studies and an edited book on Irish regional development (

http://www.theliffeypress.com/irish-regional-development-a-new-agenda.html

)   Eoin is the first Irish person to be elected as Chair of the British and Irish section of the Regional Science Association International.  He has 30 years teaching experience and a long record of consultancy for businesses and policy bodies in Ireland.  Eoin has recently pioneered executive development workshops on innovation for small businesses in west Cork.

Research Interests

Economic Growth
Innovation
Regional Development

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Consultancy Study of Innovation in Ireland's High-Technology SectorsEnterprise Irl01-JUN-0431-OCT-15€18,339.00
[CONSULTANCY A/C] {O'Leary E. Dr.} NOther funded projects01-JAN-9031-DEC-15€30,133.00

Books

YearPublication
(2015)Irish Economic Development: Serial Under-Achievement or High-Performing EU State.
O'Leary Eoin (2015) Irish Economic Development: Serial Under-Achievement or High-Performing EU State. London: Routledge Studies in Modern World Economy. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2010)'The University, Innovation and Local Development'
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E; (2010) 'The University, Innovation and Local Development' In: Local Dublin, Global Dublin: Public Policy in an Evolving City Region. Dublin: Dublin City University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Innovation Policy after the 'Celtic Tiger''
Jordan, D., O'Leary, E.; (2009) 'Innovation Policy after the 'Celtic Tiger'' In: Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge and Policy. London: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2007)'Regional Policy and Agglomeration Economies in Ireland'
Eoin O'Leary ; (2007) 'Regional Policy and Agglomeration Economies in Ireland' In: Perspectives on Irish Productivity: A Selection of Essays by Irish and International Economists. Dublin: Forfas. [Details]
(2005)'Regional Disparities in Ireland; The Roles of Demography, Profit Outflows, Productivity, Structural Change and Regional Policy: 1960-96'
O'Leary, Eoin; (2005) 'Regional Disparities in Ireland; The Roles of Demography, Profit Outflows, Productivity, Structural Change and Regional Policy: 1960-96' In: Advances in Spatial Science: Regional Disparities in Small Countries. unknown: Springer Regional Science Series. [Details]
(2003)'The Role of Airport Infrastructure in Regional Development: The Case of Cork Airport'
Kavanagh, E., O'Leary, E. and Shinnick, E.; (2003) 'The Role of Airport Infrastructure in Regional Development: The Case of Cork Airport' In: Regional Development in Ireland: A New Agenda. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
(2003)'The Role of Airport Infrastructure in Regional Development: The Case of Cork Airport'
Kavanagh Ella, O'Leary Eoin and Shinnick Edward; (2003) 'The Role of Airport Infrastructure in Regional Development: The Case of Cork Airport' In: Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]
(2003)'Introduction'
O'Leary Eoin; (2003) 'Introduction' In: Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. [Details]
(2003)'A Critical Evaluation of Irish Regional Policy'
O'Leary Eoin; (2003) 'A Critical Evaluation of Irish Regional Policy' In: Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. [Details]
(2002)'Teaching Research Methods to Post-Graduate Students of Economics'
O'Leary, Eoin; (2002) 'Teaching Research Methods to Post-Graduate Students of Economics' In: Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through a Reflective Portfolio Process: The University College Cork Experience. Cork: University College Cork. [Details]
(2000)'An Analysis of the Impact of the Heritage Sector on the Regional Economy of Cork and Kerry. In (Editors). Manual of Irish Heritage Management, pp 624-630, Collins Press, Cork. '
O'Leary Eoin and Donnellan Trevor; (2000) 'An Analysis of the Impact of the Heritage Sector on the Regional Economy of Cork and Kerry. In (Editors). Manual of Irish Heritage Management, pp 624-630, Collins Press, Cork. ' In: The Heritage of Ireland. [Details]
(2000)'The Celtic Tiger: Driven by Foreigners'
O'Leary, Eoin; (2000) 'The Celtic Tiger: Driven by Foreigners' In: Irish Cases: Supplement for Principles of Economics. London: McGraw-Hill. [Details]
(1999)'Economic Issues: The Growth Performance of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 1960-95'
John Considine and Eoin O'Leary; (1999) 'Economic Issues: The Growth Performance of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 1960-95' In: Political Issues in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(1998)'The Political Economy of EMU in Ireland'
Kavanagh, E., Considine, J., Doyle, E., Gallagher, L., Kavanagh, C., O'Leary, E.,; (1998) 'The Political Economy of EMU in Ireland' In: Joining Europe's Monetary Club: The Challanges for Smaller Member States. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2005)Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda
O'Leary Eoin (Ed.). (2005) Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'The Innovation Performance of Irish and Foreign-owned Firms: The Roles of R&D and Networking'
Doran J. and O'Leary E (2016) 'The Innovation Performance of Irish and Foreign-owned Firms: The Roles of R&D and Networking'. The World Economy, [Details]
(2015)'The Role of Structural Change in European Regional Productivity Growth'
O'Leary, E,Webber, DJ (2015) 'The Role of Structural Change in European Regional Productivity Growth'. Regional Studies, 49 :1548-1560 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The Effects of the Frequency of Spatially Proximate and Distant Interaction on Innovation by Irish SMEs'
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan, Eoin O'Leary (2012) 'The Effects of the Frequency of Spatially Proximate and Distant Interaction on Innovation by Irish SMEs'. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'The Role of External Interaction for Innovation in Irish High-technology Businesses'
Jordan D and O'Leary E (2011) 'The Role of External Interaction for Innovation in Irish High-technology Businesses'. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 12 (4):248-256 [CORA Link] [Details]
(1999)'Labour Productivity Convergence Among EU Countries, 1970-90: The Role of Structural Change'
Doyle Eleanor and O'Leary Eoin; (1999) 'Labour Productivity Convergence Among EU Countries, 1970-90: The Role of Structural Change'. Journal of Economic Studies, 26 (2):106-129 [Details]
(1999)'Regional Income Estimates for Ireland: 1995. Regional Studies'
O'Leary Eoin; (1999) 'Regional Income Estimates for Ireland: 1995. Regional Studies'. Regional Studies, 33 (9):805-815 [Details]
(2001)'Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: The Policy Dilemma'
O’Leary Eoin; (2001) 'Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: The Policy Dilemma'. Irish Banking Review, * (*):2-17 [Details]
(2002)'Creating the Celtic Tiger and Sustaining economic Growth: A Business Perspective'
Gallagher, L., Doyle, E. and O'Leary, E.; (2002) 'Creating the Celtic Tiger and Sustaining economic Growth: A Business Perspective'. Quarterly Economic Commentary, [Details]
(2011)'Reflecting on the Celtic Tiger: Before, During and After'
O'Leary (2011) 'Reflecting on the Celtic Tiger: Before, During and After'. Journal of Irish Economic and Social History, 18 (1):73-88 [Details]
(1997)'The Convergence Performance of Ireland Among EU Countries: 1960-90 [B516]'
O'Leary, Eoin; (1997) 'The Convergence Performance of Ireland Among EU Countries: 1960-90 [B516]'. Journal of Economic Studies, Special Issue, 24.1/2 :43-58 [Details]
(2008)'Is Irish Innovation Policy Working? Evidence from Irish High-Technology Businesses'
Declan Jordan and Eoin O'Leary; (2008) 'Is Irish Innovation Policy Working? Evidence from Irish High-Technology Businesses'. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, XXXVII :1-45 [Details]
(2005)'The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications'
O'Leary, Eoin; (2005) 'The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications'. Quarterly Economic Commentary, :86-100 [Details]
(2003)'Sources of Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: Policy Responses'
O'Leary, Eoin; (2003) 'Sources of Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: Policy Responses'. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, [Details]
(2001)'Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-1996. Regional Studies'
O'Leary Eoin; (2001) 'Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-1996. Regional Studies'. Regional Studies, 35 (3):197-205 [Details]
(2012)'The effects of the frequency of spatially proximate and distant interaction on innovation by Irish SMEs'
Doran, J,Jordan, D,O'Leary, E (2012) 'The effects of the frequency of spatially proximate and distant interaction on innovation by Irish SMEs'. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 24 :705-727 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The Effects of National and International Interaction on Innovation: Evidence from the Irish CIS: 2004-06'
Doran, J,Jordan, D,O'Leary, E (2012) 'The Effects of National and International Interaction on Innovation: Evidence from the Irish CIS: 2004-06'. Industry and Innovation, 19 :371-390 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'External Interaction, Innovation and Productivity: An Application of the Innovation Value Chain to Ireland'
Doran, J,O'Leary, E; (2011) 'External Interaction, Innovation and Productivity: An Application of the Innovation Value Chain to Ireland'. Spatial Economic Analysis, 6 :199-222 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Aggregate and sectoral convergence among Irish regions: The role of structural change, 1960-96'
O'Leary, E; (2003) 'Aggregate and sectoral convergence among Irish regions: The role of structural change, 1960-96'. Rna-A Publication of The Rna Society, 26 :483-501 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses'
Doran, Justin; Jordan, Declan; O'Leary, Eoin (2013) 'Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses'. Journal of Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 165 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2015)Annual Conference of Regional Studies Association: Irish Branch, UCC
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) . Irish Regional Development: Big Challenges & Missed Opportunities Annual Conference of Regional Studies Association: Irish Branch, UCC [Details]
(2015)44th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Dublin
Don Webber, Min Hua Jen and Eoin O’Leary (2015) European regional productivity: does country affiliation matter? 44th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Dublin [Details]
(2014)43rd Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, Aberystwyth
Noonan, Lisa. & Eoin O’Leary (2014) The Effects of Agglomeration Economies and Related Variety on Productivity: Evidence from Manufacturing Businesses in Ireland 43rd Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, Aberystwyth [Details]
(2013)Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) Annual Conference, 42nd Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK
Eoin O'Leary ; (2013) Why Irish Policymakers Don’t Do Bottom-up Regional Development Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) Annual Conference, 42nd Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK [Details]
(2013)Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) Conference on Regional Economic Resilience, Cork
Eoin O'Leary ; (2013) Responding to the Crisis: New Directions for Irish Regional Development Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) Conference on Regional Economic Resilience, Cork [Details]
(2013)42nd nnual Conference of Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Cambridge UK
Noonan, Lisa. & Eoin O’Leary (2013) Agglomeration Economies in Ireland: Implications for Firm Productivity 42nd nnual Conference of Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Cambridge UK [Details]
(2012)Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan, Eoin O’Leary (2012) Effects of R&D spending on Innovation by Irish and Foreign-owned Businesses Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland [Details]
(2012)41st Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Galway
Claire Davis and Eoin O’Leary (2012) Smart Specialization Policies and New Directions for Regional Development: Challenges for Irish Policymakers 41st Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Galway [Details]
(2011)Regional Studies Association International Conference on Networking, Learning and Entrepreneurship, Waterford Institute of Technology
Doran J. and O'Leary E (2011) The Innovation Performance of Irish and Foreign-owned Firms: The Roles of R&D and Networking Regional Studies Association International Conference on Networking, Learning and Entrepreneurship, Waterford Institute of Technology [Details]
(2011)40th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Cardiff
Eoin O’Leary and Don Webber (2011) The role of structural change in productivity convergence among EU regions 40th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Cardiff [Details]
(2011)40th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Cardiff
Don Webber, Min Hua Jen and Eoin O’Leary (2011) European regional productivity and the importance of national borders 40th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Cardiff [Details]
(2009)38th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section)
Frank Crowley and Eoin O’Leary (2009) Regional development on the Island of Ireland: Future scenarios 38th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) [Details]
(2009)Irish Society of New Economists 6th Annual Conference
Doran, J; O'Leary, E; (2009) The Effects of Innovation on Productivity in Irish Firms: An application of the Innovation Value Chain Irish Society of New Economists 6th Annual Conference [Details]
(2009)FORFAS Seminar on Productivity, Dublin
Doran J. and O'Leary E (2009) Preliminary Results of the Effects of Innovation on Productivity FORFAS Seminar on Productivity, Dublin [Details]
(2008)48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Liverpool
Eoin O’Leary and Don Webber (2008) The Role of Structural Change in Productivity Convergence Among EU Regions 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Liverpool [Details]
(2008)48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Liverpool
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2008) The Effects of Geographical Proximity on SME Innovation in Two Irish Regions 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Liverpool [Details]
(2007)Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2007) Is Irish Innovation Policy Working: Evidence from Irish High-Technology Businesses Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland [Details]
(2007)37th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Bangor, Northern Ireland
Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2007) Sources of Innovation in Irish SME’s: Evidence from Two Irish Regions 37th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Bangor, Northern Ireland [Details]
(2006)36th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Jersey
Eoin O'Leary ; (2006) The Role of Structural Change in Productivity Convergence Among EU Regions 36th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Jersey [Details]
(2005)35th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Stratford on Avon
Eoin O'Leary ; (2005) The Role of Structural Change in Productivity Convergence Among EU Regions: Evidence from the REGIO Database 35th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Stratford on Avon [Details]
(2004)34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, University College Cork, September 2004
David Newlands and Eoin O’Leary (2004) Regional Policy in Scotland and Ireland: Doomed to Failure? 34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, University College Cork, September 2004 [Details]
(2004)34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, University College Cork
David Newlands and Eoin O’Leary (2004) A Convergence Analysis of Scottish Regions: 195-2001 34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, University College Cork [Details]
(2004)Seminar Series, School of Economics, University of Aberdeen
David Newlands and Eoin O’Leary (2004) Convergence and divergence among Scottish regions Seminar Series, School of Economics, University of Aberdeen [Details]
(2003)33rd Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, St Andrews, Scotland
Eoin O'Leary ; (2003) The Formulation of Irish Regional Policy: Growth versus Distribution 33rd Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, St Andrews, Scotland [Details]
(2002)51st International Atlantic Economics Conference, Paris, France
Eoin O'Leary ; (2002) Aggregate and Sectoral Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Role of Structural Change 1960-96 51st International Atlantic Economics Conference, Paris, France [Details]
(2002)Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) Conference: Ireland 2020: People, Place and Space, Limerick
Eoin O'Leary ; (2002) Sources of the Convergence Performance of Irish Regions: 1960-96 Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) Conference: Ireland 2020: People, Place and Space, Limerick [Details]
(2002)A New Agenda for Irish Regional Development: Policy Symposium, School of Economics, University College Cork
Ella Kavanagh, Eoin O’Leary and Edward Shinnick. (2002) The Role of Airport Infrastructure in Regional Development: The Case of Cork Airport A New Agenda for Irish Regional Development: Policy Symposium, School of Economics, University College Cork [Details]
(2002)A New Agenda for Irish Regional Development: Policy Symposium, School of Economics, University College Cork
Eoin O'Leary ; (2002) The Formulation of Irish Regional Policy: Growth versus Distribution A New Agenda for Irish Regional Development: Policy Symposium, School of Economics, University College Cork [Details]
(2002)Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Dublin
Eoin O'Leary ; (2002) Sources of Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: Policy Responses” Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Dublin [Details]
(2001)31st Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Durham, England
Eoin O'Leary ; (2001) Issues in Regional Economic Policy 31st Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Durham, England [Details]
(2000)Visiting Speaker Seminar, School of Economics, UCC
Eoin O'Leary ; (2000) Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-1996 Visiting Speaker Seminar, School of Economics, UCC [Details]
(2000)Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University, New York, USA
Liam Gallagher, Eleanor Doyle and Eoin O’Leary (2000) The Celtic Tiger: A 51st State in Europe Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University, New York, USA [Details]
(2000)30th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Bath, England
Eoin O'Leary ; (2000) Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-1996 30th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Bath, England [Details]
(1999)39th Congress of European Regional Science Association, UCD, Dublin
Eoin O'Leary ; (1999) Regional Income Estimates for Ireland: 1995 39th Congress of European Regional Science Association, UCD, Dublin [Details]
(1997)Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Athlone
Eleanor Doyle and Eoin O’Leary (1997) Labour Productivity Convergence Among EU Countries 1970-90: The Role of Structural Change Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Athlone [Details]
(1997). Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Athlone
Robert Garhart, Richard Moloney, Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan (1997) An Input-Output Study of the Impact of Cork Airport on its Catchment Area . Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Athlone [Details]
(1997)27th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association (British and Irish Section), Cornwall, England
Robert Garhart, Richard Moloney, Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan (1997) The Economic Value of University College Cork: An Input-Output Study of the Impact of University College Cork on the Munster Economy 27th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association (British and Irish Section), Cornwall, England [Details]
(1997). 37th Congress of European Regional Science Association, Rome
Eleanor Doyle and Eoin O’Leary (1997) Labour Productivity Convergence Among EU Countries 1970-90: The Role of Structural Change . 37th Congress of European Regional Science Association, Rome [Details]
(1997)3rd Annual Cork Policy Symposium: Regional Performance and Strategies. UCC
Eoin O'Leary and Trevor Donnellan; (1997) An Estimate of Regional GNP for the South-West in 1994 3rd Annual Cork Policy Symposium: Regional Performance and Strategies. UCC [Details]
(1996)Annual Conference of Regional Science Association (North American Section), Washington DC
Robert Garhart, Richard Moloney, Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan (1996) A Survey Based Input-Output Model for the South-West of Ireland: Construction Methods and Results Annual Conference of Regional Science Association (North American Section), Washington DC [Details]
(1996)Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Dromoland Castle
Eoin O'Leary ; (1996) The Convergence Performance of Ireland Among EU Countries: 1960-90 Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Dromoland Castle [Details]
(1996)26th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association (British and Irish Section), Edinburgh, Scotland
Robert Garhart, Richard Moloney, Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan (1996) A Survey Based Input-Output Model for the South-West of Ireland: Construction Methods and Results 26th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association (British and Irish Section), Edinburgh, Scotland [Details]
(1996)Visiting Speaker Seminar, Department of Economics, Dublin City University, Dublin
Robert Garhart, Richard Moloney, Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan (1996) A Survey Based Input-Output Model for the South-West of Ireland: Construction Methods and Results Visiting Speaker Seminar, Department of Economics, Dublin City University, Dublin [Details]
(1991)Seminar for Mathematics and Statistics Lecturers, Waterford Regional College
Eoin O'Leary ; (1991) Use of Quantitative Techniques in Economics Seminar for Mathematics and Statistics Lecturers, Waterford Regional College [Details]
(1988)Seminar for Accounting and Business Studies Department, Waterford Regional College
Eoin O'Leary ; (1988) The Integration of Economics and Other Business Subjects Seminar for Accounting and Business Studies Department, Waterford Regional College [Details]
(2009)Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section
Doran, J; O'Leary, E; (2009) Modeling the Irish Innovation Value Chain Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section [Details]
(2009)DRUID Summer Conference 2009
Doran J., Jordan D. and O'Leary E.; (2009) The Effects of Geography on Innovation by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Ireland DRUID Summer Conference 2009 [Details]
(2009)Irish Society of New Economists 6th Annual Conference
McCarthy, N; Doran, J; O'Leary, E; (2009) An Analysis of Prices and Dispersion in Traditional and Online Book Retailers Irish Society of New Economists 6th Annual Conference [Details]
(2009)Dublin Economics Workshop
Jordan, D; O'Leary, E; (2009) The 'Smart Economy': Testing a Faith Based Policy Dublin Economics Workshop Kenmare, [Details]
(2010)Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section
Doran, J; O'Leary, E; Roper, S; (2010) Knowledge Sourcing, Transformation and Exploitation: Evidence from the UK CIS 2002-2004 Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section [Details]
(2007)47th Congress of European Regional Science Association
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E.; (2007) Sources of Innovation in Irish SME's: Evidence from Two Irish Regions 47th Congress of European Regional Science Association Paris, , 01-AUG-07 - 01-AUG-07 [Details]
(2007)Matchpoints - The Knowledge-Based Economy, identities and the Transforming State
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E.; (2007) Redesigning Irish Innovation Policy: A Chain-Link Perspective Matchpoints - The Knowledge-Based Economy, identities and the Transforming State University of Aarhus, Denmark, [Details]
(2008)48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association
Power, J., Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E.; (2008) The effect of networks on innovation performance: the case of West Cork Leader Group 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association Liverpool, [Details]
(2008)48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association
Doran J., Jordan D. and O'Leary E.; (2008) The role of geography in explaining innovation in SMEs in Irish regions 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association Liverpool, [Details]
(2008)ERSA 2008, Culture, Cohesion and Competitiveness: Regional Perspectives, University of Liverpool
Crowley, Frank and Eoin O' Leary (2008) Regional Divergence on the Island of Ireland: Future Scenarios ERSA 2008, Culture, Cohesion and Competitiveness: Regional Perspectives, University of Liverpool [Details]
(2008)48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E.; (2008) Re-evaluating Irish innovation policy: A chain-link perspective 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association Liverpool, [Details]
(2009)Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Cork
Crowley, Frank and Eoin O' Leary (2009) Regional Development on the Island of Ireland: Future Scenarios Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Cork [Details]
(2012)ISNE 2012, Cork
Noonan, L; O'Leary, E (2012) Agglomeration Economies in Ireland: Implications for Firm Productivity ISNE 2012, Cork [Details]
(2005)Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly: 6th Annual Conference
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E.; (2005) The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly: 6th Annual Conference [Details]
(2010)Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section
Doran, J; Jordan, D; O'Leary. E; (2010) The Effects of National and International Interaction on Innovation: Evidence from the Irish CIS: 2004-6 Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2000)Economic Impact of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival on the Local Economy.
O'Leary, E. Power, B and Twomey, C.; (2000) Economic Impact of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival on the Local Economy. . [Details]
(2001)The Role of Cork Airport in Regional Development: Strategic Opportunities.
Kavanagh, Ella; O¿Leary, Eoin; Shinnick, Edward.; (2001) The Role of Cork Airport in Regional Development: Strategic Opportunities. Aer Rianta Cork, Cork. [Details]
(2001)The Economic Impact of The Southern Health Board in the South West Region.
Kavanagh, Ella and O'Leary, Eoin ; (2001) The Economic Impact of The Southern Health Board in the South West Region. Southern Health Board, Cork. [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2013)ATLAS OF THE IRISH RURAL LANDSCAPE, 2nd edition.
O'Leary, E (2013) ATLAS OF THE IRISH RURAL LANDSCAPE, 2nd edition. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2006)Book Review of Tignor, R.L. W Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics. In Economic Issues.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2006) Book Review of Tignor, R.L. W Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics. In Economic Issues. Book Reviews [Details]

Invited papers

YearPublication
(2010)Forfás Seminar.
Doran, J; O'Leary, E; (2010) Forfás Seminar. Invited papers [Details]
(2010)Irish Innovation Institute - Innovation Metrics Seminar.
Doran, J; O'Leary, E; (2010) Irish Innovation Institute - Innovation Metrics Seminar. Invited papers [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2015)It’s All too Easy to Sleepwalk into the Next Crisis, Sunday Independant.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) It’s All too Easy to Sleepwalk into the Next Crisis, Sunday Independant. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015)‘Under-achiever’ Business Plus Magazine.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) ‘Under-achiever’ Business Plus Magazine. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015)Irish economic development Since 1970: A story of serial under-achievement. Tipp-tatler Magazine.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) Irish economic development Since 1970: A story of serial under-achievement. Tipp-tatler Magazine. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015)“Indigenous firms struggle to make sales to multinationals” With Jack Horgan-Jones, Sunday Business Post.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) “Indigenous firms struggle to make sales to multinationals” With Jack Horgan-Jones, Sunday Business Post. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015)“Ireland’s ’one trick pony’ blunts industrial leading edge, says economist”. Jack Horgan-Jones. The Daily Business Post.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) “Ireland’s ’one trick pony’ blunts industrial leading edge, says economist”. Jack Horgan-Jones. The Daily Business Post. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015)“Our split-personality mindset has paved the way for problems.” Irish Examiner.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) “Our split-personality mindset has paved the way for problems.” Irish Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015)“How to avoid mistakes of the past” Irish Times.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) “How to avoid mistakes of the past” Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015)“UCC Economist: We’re under-achieving since 1970” Cork Evening Echo.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2015) “UCC Economist: We’re under-achieving since 1970” Cork Evening Echo. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2010)Can our Political System Provide Effective Government? UCC News.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2010) Can our Political System Provide Effective Government? UCC News. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2010)Prosperity Hinges on Lean, Smart Government. Irish Times.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2010) Prosperity Hinges on Lean, Smart Government. Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Flawed Policy. UCC News.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2009) Flawed Policy. UCC News. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)'Smart economy' plan gambles with taxpayers' money. Irish Times.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2009) 'Smart economy' plan gambles with taxpayers' money. Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2008)“Innovation is not Academic”, Irish Times: Innovation Magazine.
Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2008) “Innovation is not Academic”, Irish Times: Innovation Magazine. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2007)“Staying on Top: An Accountable Government at Regional Level is Needed for the Continued Economic Success of Cork”. Irish Times.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2007) “Staying on Top: An Accountable Government at Regional Level is Needed for the Continued Economic Success of Cork”. Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2003)“Road to Nowhere: The National Spatial Strategy Was Launched Amid Much Fanfare. A Year On The Policy Was More About Hype Than Economic Reality”. Irish Examiner.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2003) “Road to Nowhere: The National Spatial Strategy Was Launched Amid Much Fanfare. A Year On The Policy Was More About Hype Than Economic Reality”. Irish Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1995)Survey Shows Big Drop in Munster Unemployment Figures. Irish Examiner.
Eoin O'Leary and Mary Twomey ; (1995) Survey Shows Big Drop in Munster Unemployment Figures. Irish Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1994)Daunting Irish Steel Task. Cork Examiner.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1994) Daunting Irish Steel Task. Cork Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1994)Budget Day, When Forecasts Become Reality. Cork Examiner.
Richard Moloney and Eoin O’Leary (1994) Budget Day, When Forecasts Become Reality. Cork Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Presentation

YearPublication
(2002)Role of Cork Airport in Regional Development: Strategic Opportunities.
Ella Kavanagh, Eoin O'Leary and Ed Shinnick; (2002) Role of Cork Airport in Regional Development: Strategic Opportunities. Presentation [Details]

Radio Presentation

YearPublication
(2011)Silicon Republic. Interview on Investment in Research. At IRCSET Career Zoo, Dublin.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2011) Silicon Republic. Interview on Investment in Research. At IRCSET Career Zoo, Dublin. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2005)Featured on ‘It Says in the Papers’, Morning Ireland, RTE Radio 1.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2005) Featured on ‘It Says in the Papers’, Morning Ireland, RTE Radio 1. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2003)How National Spatial Strategy Fails To Address The Economic Problems Of Waterford And The South-East.
O'Leary, Eoin; (2003) How National Spatial Strategy Fails To Address The Economic Problems Of Waterford And The South-East. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2001)Featured on RTE’s 5-7 Live Business.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2001) Featured on RTE’s 5-7 Live Business. Radio Presentation [Details]
(1998)Interview with Ger Canning on R.T.E.’s Cork-About on the Impact of UCC in the Munster Economy.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1998) Interview with Ger Canning on R.T.E.’s Cork-About on the Impact of UCC in the Munster Economy. Radio Presentation [Details]
(1997)Interview on Kerry Local Radio on Living Standards in South-West.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1997) Interview on Kerry Local Radio on Living Standards in South-West. Radio Presentation [Details]
(1996)Interview on Kerry Local Radio on the Outcome of Government Budget.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1996) Interview on Kerry Local Radio on the Outcome of Government Budget. Radio Presentation [Details]
(1993)Panel Discussion on Kerry Local Radio on the 3rd Level Options available to Prospective Business Students.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1993) Panel Discussion on Kerry Local Radio on the 3rd Level Options available to Prospective Business Students. Radio Presentation [Details]
(1986)Panel Discussion on Waterford Local Radio on the Desirability of Cross-Border Shopping.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1986) Panel Discussion on Waterford Local Radio on the Desirability of Cross-Border Shopping. Radio Presentation [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(1994)The Pilot Initiative for the Long-Term Unemployed in Cork: An Assessment.
Lucey S., Considine J., Fanning C., Gallagher L., Kavanagh E., Moloney R. and O'Leary E.; (1994) The Pilot Initiative for the Long-Term Unemployed in Cork: An Assessment. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Video recording / TV

YearPublication
(2007)Prime Time, RTE 1 Television.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2007) Prime Time, RTE 1 Television. Video recording / TV [Details]

Working Paper

YearPublication
(2009)The Effects of Geography on Innovation in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in the South-East and South-West of Ireland.
Doran J., Jordan D. and O'Leary E.; (2009) The Effects of Geography on Innovation in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in the South-East and South-West of Ireland. UCC Department of Economics: Working Paper [CORA Link] [Details]
(2007)The Role of Structural Change in Productivity Convergence Among EU Regions.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2007) The Role of Structural Change in Productivity Convergence Among EU Regions. Working Paper [Details]
(2003)Aggregate and Sectoral Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Role of Structural Change: 1960-96.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2003) Aggregate and Sectoral Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Role of Structural Change: 1960-96. Working Paper [Details]
(2002)Creating the Celtic Tiger and Sustaining Economic Growth: A Business Perspective.
Gallagher L.A., E Doyle, and E O’Leary. (2002) Creating the Celtic Tiger and Sustaining Economic Growth: A Business Perspective. Working Paper [Details]
(1999)Regional Income Estimates for Ireland.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1999) Regional Income Estimates for Ireland. Working Paper [Details]
(1997)A Survey Based Input-Output Model for the South-West of Ireland: Construction Methods and Results.
Garhart R, R Moloney, E O’Leary and T Donnellan (1997) A Survey Based Input-Output Model for the South-West of Ireland: Construction Methods and Results. Working Paper [Details]
(1997)An Input-Output Study of the Impact of Cork Airport on its Catchment Area.
Garhart R., R Moloney, E O’Leary and T Donnellan (1997) An Input-Output Study of the Impact of Cork Airport on its Catchment Area. Working Paper [Details]
(1997)A Disaggregated Approach to the Convergence Question: Evidence for EU Countries.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1997) A Disaggregated Approach to the Convergence Question: Evidence for EU Countries. Working Paper [Details]
(2010)External Interaction, Innovation and Productivity: An Application of the Innovation Value Chain to Ireland.
Doran J. and O'Leary E.; (2010) External Interaction, Innovation and Productivity: An Application of the Innovation Value Chain to Ireland. UCC Department of Economics: Working Paper [Details]
(2001)Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-96.
O'Leary, Eoin; (2001) Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-96. Working Paper [Details]
(2011)Growth, Divergence and Future Regional Scenarios on the Island of Ireland.
Frank Crowley and Eoin O'Leary (2011) Growth, Divergence and Future Regional Scenarios on the Island of Ireland. Working Paper [Details]

Reviews

YearPublication
(2016)Eoin O’Leary. Irish Economic Development: High-Performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever? In Economic and Social Review.
Barry Frank (2016) Eoin O’Leary. Irish Economic Development: High-Performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever? In Economic and Social Review. Reviews [Details]
(2015)Eoin O’Leary. Irish Economic Development: High-Performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever? In Competitiveness Review.
Danson M.D. (2015) Eoin O’Leary. Irish Economic Development: High-Performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever? In Competitiveness Review. Reviews [Details]
(2005)Eoin O’Leary (Editor), Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. In Journal of the American Planning Association.
Johnson Thomas G. (2005) Eoin O’Leary (Editor), Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. In Journal of the American Planning Association. Reviews [Details]
(2005)Eoin O’Leary (Editor), Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. In Local Economy.
Barry Frank (2005) Eoin O’Leary (Editor), Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. In Local Economy. Reviews [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2016)COMMENT AT STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL INQUIRY SOCIETY OF IRELAND. Comment on O’Clery Neave. A Tale of Two Clusters: The Evolution of Ireland’s Economic Complexity since 1995. Journal of Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, XLIII.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2016) COMMENT AT STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL INQUIRY SOCIETY OF IRELAND. Comment on O’Clery Neave. A Tale of Two Clusters: The Evolution of Ireland’s Economic Complexity since 1995. Journal of Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, XLIII. Other [Details]
(2006)COMMENT AT STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL INQUIRY SOCIETY OF IRELAND. Comments on A.M. Gleeson, F. Ruane and J. Sutherland. Public Policy, Sectoral Specialization and Spatial Concentration: Irish Manufacturing 1985-2002. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol XXXV.
Eoin O'Leary ; (2006) COMMENT AT STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL INQUIRY SOCIETY OF IRELAND. Comments on A.M. Gleeson, F. Ruane and J. Sutherland. Public Policy, Sectoral Specialization and Spatial Concentration: Irish Manufacturing 1985-2002. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol XXXV. Other [Details]
(2006)Irish R&D and Enterprise Policies Criticized in New Survey Findings. Welsh Economic Review. Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff University.
Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2006) Irish R&D and Enterprise Policies Criticized in New Survey Findings. Welsh Economic Review. Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff University. Other [Details]
(2005)Ireland Has ‘Little to Offer’ High-Tech Business Innovators. The Engineers Journal.
Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary (2005) Ireland Has ‘Little to Offer’ High-Tech Business Innovators. The Engineers Journal. Other [Details]
(1999)COMMENT AT STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL INQUIRY SOCIETY OF IRELAND. Comment on Boyle G.E., McCarthy T and Walsh J. Regional Income Differentials and the Issue of Regional Equalization in Ireland. Journal of Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol XXVIII Part 1.
Eoin O'Leary ; (1999) COMMENT AT STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL INQUIRY SOCIETY OF IRELAND. Comment on Boyle G.E., McCarthy T and Walsh J. Regional Income Differentials and the Issue of Regional Equalization in Ireland. Journal of Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol XXVIII Part 1. Other [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Best Established Research Paper Regional Studies Association

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Regional Science Association International /
Examinations Committee /

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section Committee Member 2002 to date.01-JAN-02 /
Irish Economic Association Council Member 1998-2003.01-JAN-98 / 31-DEC-03
Regional Studies Association Member/
Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Member/
Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) Chair (1st Irish person to be elected)27-AUG-05 / 29-AUG-09

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Waterford IT unknown/
The CSO, Dublin unknown/
University College Cork Lecturer in the Department of Economics01-JAN-92 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1995NUI PhDThe study of EU productivity convergence

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
South-West Regional Authority

Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan. An Estimate of Regional GNP for the South-West in 1994

National Forum for Europe

Member of Consultative Committee for the National Forum on Europe’s Pilot Project on the Impact of the EU on County Wexford

Southern Health Board, Cork

Eoin O’Leary, John Considine and Ella Kavanagh. The Economic Impact of The Southern Health Board in the South West Region

Professor Steven Roper, Professor of Innovation, Aston Business School

Eoin O’Leary. Improving Connectivity – International Policy Review: Ireland.

West Cork Music Festival Committee

Eoin O’Leary, Bernadette Power and Cian Twomey. The Economic Impact of the West Cork Music Festival on the Local Economy

National Manpower Agency (FAS)

John Considine, Connell Fanning, Liam Gallagher, Ella Kavanagh, Siobhan Lucey and Eoin O’Leary. The Pilot Initiative for the Long-Term Unemployed in Cork: An Assessment.

South-East Regional Authority

Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary. DRIVE for Growth: Benchmarking Study on Innovation in the South-East Region

Newry and Mourne Local Strategy Partnership

Eoin O’Leary (with Oxford Economics). Newry-Dundalk Cross Border Economic Forecasting Model.

University College Cork,

Robert Garhart, Richard Moloney, Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan. The Economic Value of University College Cork: An Input-Output Study of the Impact of University College Cork on the Munster Economy.

South West Regional Authority

DRIVE for Growth: Benchmarking Study on Innovation in the South-West Region

Association of Irish Regions

Eoin O’Leary. Preliminary Submission by the 8 NUTS 3 Regional Authorities on National Economic Investment Priorities, Post 2006

Aer Rianta Cork Airport

Robert Garhart, Richard Moloney, Eoin O’Leary and Trevor Donnellan. An Input-Output Study of the Impact of Cork Airport on its Catchment Area

South-West Sub-Regional Review Committee

John Considine, Connell Fanning, Liam Gallagher and Eoin O’Leary. Community Support Framework Expenditure in the South-West Sub-Region of Ireland: An Assessment

Aer Rianta Cork Airport

Ella Kavanagh, Eoin O’Leary and Edward Shinnick. The Role of Cork Airport in Regional Development: Strategic Opportunities.

Atlantic Gateway Steering Group

Frank Crowley and Eoin O’Leary. The Atlantic Gateways Initiative: Scenarios for Irish Regional Development Discussion Paper

Southern Health Board, Cork

Ella Kavanagh and Eoin O’Leary. The Economic Impact of The Southern Health Board in the South West Region

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Regional Studies Referee-
International Regional Science Review Referee-
Papers In Regional Science Referee-
Irish Geography Referee-
Irish Journal Of Management Referee-
Quarterly Economic Commentary Referee-
Economic And Social Review Referee-
Journal Of Economic Studies Referee-
Urban Studies Referee-
Working Paper Series, Department Of Economics Referee-
Entrepreneurship And Regional Development Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Conference Organized:
Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), 35th Annual Conference in Stratford on Avon, August 2005.

Conference Organized:
Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), 34th Annual Conference in University College Cork, August 2004.

Conference Organized:
A New Agenda for Irish Regional Development: Policy Symposium, Department of Economics, University College Cork, September 2002.

Conference Chaired by Invitation:
West Cork Development Partnership. West Cork: Surviving or Thriving? - Innovation, Employment and Economic Development on the Periphery, Kilmacsimon, Co. Cork, 17th October 2014

Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.  Economic Competitiveness and Regional Development.  Presentation to Shannon Development Conference on Dynamic Regions, 6th Nov 2009.


Invited Presentations:

Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary. The Smart Economy: Testing Faith-Based Policy Presentation to Dublin Economics Workshop, Kenmare, 17th Oct 2009


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.  The European Influence on Irish Economic Development.  Presentation to Institution of Civil Engineers, European Local Association: 13th Annual Conference, 15th – 19th May 2008


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary and Declan Jordan.  Is Irish Innovation Policy Working? 4th Cork Economic Policy Forum, Presentation at University College Cork, 28th Feb 2008.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary and Declan Jordan. The University, Innovation and Local Development.  DCU/NorDubCo Seminar Series, 9th Nov 2007.  


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.

A Regional Perspective on the National Development Plan 2007-13: A Challenge to Policymakers.  Presentation to Cork City Development Board, 14th Feb 2007.


Invited Presentations:

Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary.  What Business Innovation Really Means.  Presentation at Event Sponsored by the Cork Chamber of Commerce and South-West Regional Authority,  Imperial Hotel, September 27th, 2006. 


Invited Presentations:

Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary.  The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications.  Trans-national Kick-Off - DRIVE for Growth Meeting, South-West Regional Authority, Cork, July 2006.


Invited Presentations:

Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary. Innovation in Irish High-Tech Businesses: A Challenge for Policymakers. Welsh Economy Research Unit: 14th Annual Conference, Cardiff, May 2006. 


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.

Cork, An Economic Overview: Did You Know? Common Purpose Cork: Economy & Wealth Creation Seminar, March 2006.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary. Discussant for “

Public Policy, Sectoral Specialization and Spatial Concentration: Irish Manufacturing 1985-2002”.  Paper presented by AM Gleeson, F Ruane and J Sutherland to the  Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Dublin, 23rd February 2006


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.  Regional Roundtable on Investment Priorities for EU Structural Funds Post 2006.  Border, Midland West and South and East Regional Assemblies, Dublin Airport, Sept, 2005.


Invited Presentations:

Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary.  The Roles of Interaction and Proximity for Innovation by Irish High-Technology Businesses: Policy Implications.  Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly: 6th Annual Conference, Killarney, May 2005.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary. Cork, An Economic Overview: Maybe You Won’t Agree?  Common Purpose Cork: Economy & Wealth Creation Seminar, 7th April, 2005.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary

.  The Significance of Enterprise Development for Regional Strategies. ENACT: Enterprise in Action, Waterford Institute of Technology Conference, Faithlegg House, Waterford7th December, 2004.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary

.  Irish Regional Development in Perspective.  Association of Irish Regions, 7th Annual Conference, Ballina, October, 2004.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary

.  Regional Development Strategy in the South-East: The Way Forward.  South-East Employment Development Strategy (SEEDS) Conference, Cashel, September, 2004. 


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.

Cork, An Economic Overview: Did You Know? Common Purpose Cork: Economy & Wealth Creation Seminar, Apple PLC, Cork, 24th June 2004.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.

Sources of Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: Policy Responses”.  Keynote Address to ESRC Urban and Regional Economics Seminar, Cardiff, January 2003.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.  The South-East Region: Performance and Prospects. Meeting of the South-East Regional Authority, Dungarvan, November, 2002.


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary.

Discussant for “Regional Income Differentials and the Issue of Regional Equalization in Ireland, Paper Presented by Boyle G.E., Mc Carthy T and Walsh J. to Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, at UCC, 15th April, 1999. 


Invited Presentations:

Eoin O’Leary

and Trevor Donnellan. An Estimate of Regional GNP for the South-West in 1994. 3rd Annual Cork Policy Symposium: Regional Performance and Strategies. UCC, September 1997


Invited Presentations:

Closing Comments to Second Annual Cork Policy Symposium, School of Economics UCC, June 1996.


Conference Organized:
Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), 39th Annual Conference in Limerick, September 2009.

Conference Organized:
4th Cork Economic Policy Forum, Is Irish Innovation Policy Working?, University College Cork, 28th Feb 2008

Conference Organized:
48th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International in Liverpool, August 2008.

Conference Organized:
Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), 37th Annual Conference in Bangor, August 2007.

Conference Organized:
Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), 36th Annual Conference in Jersey, August 2006.

Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary. Discussant for Paper presented by Neave O’Clery to Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, at Dublin, 15th Nov, 2015. 

Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary.  Pre-Budget Frenzy: What Have We Learned? Kick-off of New School of Economics Public Lecture Series, UCC, 6th Oct 2015

Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary.  Presentation on Book: Irish Economic Development: Serial Under-achievement of High-Performing EU State? A Feast of Keynes, Organized by The Keynes Centre, UCC In Green’s Restaurant, Cork, 18th June 2015

Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary.  Presentation on Book: Irish Economic Development: Serial Under-achievement of High-Performing EU State? In Department of Finance, Government Buildings, Dublin, 28th May 2015

Invited Presentations:
Eleanor Doyle, Owen O’Brien and Eoin O’Leary.  An Introduction to the ‘Transform Your Business (TrYB) Programme.
West Cork: Surviving or Thriving? – Innovation, Employment and Economic Development on the Periphery, Kilmacsimon, Co Cork, 17th October 2014

Invited Presentations:
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary.  Irish Innovation Policy and Regional Development.

Regional Studies Association: Irish Branch, Irish Regions in a Smart Economy. NUI Maynooth, 12th September 2011



Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary.  Debate on Investment in Research.  Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) Career Zoo, Dublin, Sept 10th 2011  

Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary.  The Future of Regional Policy in UK and Ireland – Roundtable Discussion.  40th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), Glasgow, September 2010.

Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary.  Reflecting on the Celtic Tiger: Before, During and After.  Irish Economic and Social History Conference, Booms and Busts: Cycles in Irish Economic History and the Current Down-turn, University College Cork, 17th/18th Sept 2010

Invited Presentations:
Eoin O’Leary.  Can our Political System Provide Effective Government?  30th Annual McGill Summer School, Glenties, 20th July 2010. 

Invited Presentations:

Justin Doran, Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary.  Innovation and Productivity Growth.  Irish Innovation Institute:  Innovation – Developing Credible, Timely and Appropriate Metrics.  Forfás, Dublin, 13th April, 2010



Invited Presentations:
Justin Doran, Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary.  Policy Implications of Research on CIS: 2004-06.  Informal Presentation to Forfás, IDA Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin, Feb 4th, 2010.

Teaching Interests

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2007Declan Jordan University College CorkPHDInnovation in Ireland’s ‘High-Technology’ Businesses: The Roles of Interaction and Proximity

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Noonan Lisa Marie Doctoral Degree
Yao Huiyuan Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2016Research Dissertation EC6057Research Dissertation
2016Business Growth and Innovation EC6069Business Growth and Innovation
2016Economic Growth and Competitiveness EC3147Economic Growth and Competitiveness
2016Economics of Strategy I: Microeconomics of Competitiveness EC6501Economics of Strategy I: Microeconomics of Competitiveness
2016Innovation in the Market Economy EC6116Innovation in the Market Economy
2016Professional Development Workshop EC6058Professional Development Workshop
2017Econometrics for Research EC6054Econometrics for Research
2016Research Methods EC6053Research Methods