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
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Eoin is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland.  He has published numerous papers on EU and Irish regional convergence in international journals, such as Regional Studies and the International Regional Science Review.  He has written on regional divergence in the Celtic Tiger and in 2003 edited a book, Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda for the Liffey Press.  Eoin has more recently conducted research on Irish business innovation.  He has published in Spatial Economic Analysis, International Journal for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the ESRI’s Quarterly Economic Commentary, The Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland and has a forthcoming article in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and Industry and Innovation.  Eoin was the elected Chair of the Regional Science Association International, British and Irish Section between 2005 and 2009, the first Irish person to occupy this prestigious position.  He has taught for over 20 years, specializing in courses on competitiveness and innovation, with special reference to Ireland.  He has undertaken substantial consultancy work for various businesses and policy bodies in the South-West of Ireland and has pioneered executive development workshops on innovation for both the private sector and development agencies. 



Economic Growth
Innovation
Regional Development

Books

 YearPublication
(2003)Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda.
O’Leary, Eoin; (2003) Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. : The Liffey Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(0)'Economic Issues: The Growth Performance of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 1960-1995'
Considine, J., O'Leary, E.; (0) 'Economic Issues: The Growth Performance of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 1960-1995' In: Neil Collins (eds). Political Issues in Ireland. [No 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' In: Erik Jones, Jeffry Frieden and Francisco Torres (eds). Joining Europe¿s Monetary Club. New York: St. Martin¿s Press. [No 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: Erik Jones, Jeffry Frieden, Francisco Torres (eds). Joining Europe's Monetary Club: The Challanges for Smaller Member States. [No 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. [No 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: Buttimer Neil, Guerin Helen and Rynne Colin (eds). The Heritage of Ireland. [No 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: Liffey Press (eds). Regional Development in Ireland: A New Agenda. Dublin: Liffey Press. [No details]
(2009)'Innovation Policy after the 'Celtic Tiger''
Jordan, D., O'Leary, E.; (2009) 'Innovation Policy after the 'Celtic Tiger'' In: Farshchi, M.A., Janne, O.E.M and McCann, P (eds). Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge and Policy. London: Edward Elgar. [No details]
(2010)'The University, Innovation and Local Development'
Jordan, D. and O'Leary, E; (2010) 'The University, Innovation and Local Development' In: O'Broin, D. and Jacobson, D (eds). Local Dublin, Global Dublin: Public Policy in an Evolving City Region. Dublin: Dublin City University Press. [No details]
(2009)'Innovation Policy after the `Celtic Tiger¿'
Declan Jordan and Eoin O¿Leary ; (2009) 'Innovation Policy after the `Celtic Tiger¿' In: Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge, and Policy. London: Edward Elgar. [No 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. [No 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. [No details]
(2003)'Introduction'
O'Leary Eoin; (2003) 'Introduction' In: O'Leary Eoin (eds). Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. [No details]
(2003)'A Critical Evaluation of Irish Regional Policy'
O'Leary Eoin; (2003) 'A Critical Evaluation of Irish Regional Policy' In: O'Leary Eoin (eds). Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. [No 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: O'Leary Eoin (eds). Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [No 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. [No 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. [No details]

Edited Books

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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' [Full Text] [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' [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'External Interaction, Innovation and Productivity: An Application of the Innovation Value Chain to Ireland'
Doran, J. and E. O'Leary; (2011) 'External Interaction, Innovation and Productivity: An Application of the Innovation Value Chain to Ireland' [Full Text] [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' [Details]
(1999)'Regional Income Estimates for Ireland: 1995. Regional Studies'
O'Leary Eoin; (1999) 'Regional Income Estimates for Ireland: 1995. Regional Studies' [Details]
(2001)'Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: The Policy Dilemma'
O’Leary Eoin; (2001) 'Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: The Policy Dilemma' [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' [Details]
(2003)'Aggregate and Sectoral Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Role of Structural Change: 1960-96'
O’Leary Eoin; (2003) 'Aggregate and Sectoral Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Role of Structural Change: 1960-96' [Details]
(2011)'Reflecting on the Celtic Tiger: Before, During and After'
O'Leary (2011) 'Reflecting on the Celtic Tiger: Before, During and After' [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]' [Details]
(1999)'Labour productivity convergence among EU Countries, 1970-90: the role of structural change'
Doyle, E. and O¿Leary, E.; (1999) 'Labour productivity convergence among EU Countries, 1970-90: the role of structural change' [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' [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' [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' [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' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(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)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]
(2010)Department of Economics Summer 2010 Research Symposium
Doran, J; O'Leary, E; Roper, S; (2010) Knowledge Sourcing, Transformation and Exploitation: Evidence from the UK CIS 2002-2004 Department of Economics Summer 2010 Research Symposium University College 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 unknown, , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05 [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2004)ENACT: Enterprise in Action, Waterford Institute of Technology Conference,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2004) The Significance of Enterprise Development for Regional Strategies. [Oral Presentation], ENACT: Enterprise in Action, Waterford Institute of Technology Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology , 07-DEC-04 - 07-DEC-04
(2004)Association of Irish Regions, 7th Annual Conference,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2004) Irish Regional Development in Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Association of Irish Regions, 7th Annual Conference, Ballina , 01-OCT-04 - 01-OCT-04
(2004)South-East Employment Development Strategy (SEEDS) Conference,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2004) Regional Development Strategy in the South-East: The Way Forward. [Oral Presentation], South-East Employment Development Strategy (SEEDS) Conference, Cashel , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04
(2004)34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section,
O'Leary, Eoin and Newlands, David; (2004) A Convergence Analysis of Scottish Regions: 195-2001. [Oral Presentation], 34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, University College Cork , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04
(2004)34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section,
Newland, David and O'Leary, Eoin; (2004) Regional Policy in Scotland and Ireland: Doomed to Failure?. [Oral Presentation], 34th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, University College Cork , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04
(2004)Common Purpose Cork: Economy & Wealth Creation Seminar,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2004) Cork, An Economic Overview: Did You Know?. [Oral Presentation], Common Purpose Cork: Economy & Wealth Creation Seminar, Apple PLC, Cork , 24-JUN-04 - 24-JUN-04
(2003)33rd Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2003) The Formulation of Irish Regional Policy: Growth versus Distribution. [Oral Presentation], 33rd Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, St Andrews, Scotland , 01-SEP-03 - 01-SEP-03
(2003)ESRC Urban and Regional Economics Seminar,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2003) Sources of Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: Policy Responses. [Oral Presentation], ESRC Urban and Regional Economics Seminar, Cardiff, Wales , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03
(2002)Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2002) Sources of Regional Divergence in the Celtic Tiger: Policy Responses. [Oral Presentation], Meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Dublin , 01-NOV-02 - 01-NOV-02
(2002)51st International Atlantic Economics Conference,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2002) Aggregate and Sectoral Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Role of Structural Change 1960-96. [N/A], 51st International Atlantic Economics Conference, Paris, France , 01-MAR-02 - 01-MAR-02
(2002)Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) Conference: Ireland 2020: People, Place and Space,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2002) Sources of the Convergence Performance of Irish Regions: 1960-96. [Oral Presentation], Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) Conference: Ireland 2020: People, Place and Space, Limerick , 01-APR-02 - 01-APR-02
(2002)Meeting of the South-East Regional Authority,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2002) The South-East Region: Performance and Prospects. [Oral Presentation], Meeting of the South-East Regional Authority, Dungarvan , 01-NOV-02 - 01-NOV-02
(2002)Annual Policy Symposium, Department of Economics,,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2002) The Formulation of Irish Regional Policy: Growth versus Distribution. A New Agenda for Irish Regional Development. [Oral Presentation], Annual Policy Symposium, Department of Economics,, University College Cork , 01-SEP-02 - 01-SEP-02
(2002)Annual Policy Symposium, Department of Economics,
Kavanagh, Ella; O'Leary, Eoin; Shinnick,Edward ; (2002) The Role of Airport Infrastructure in Regional Development: The Case of Cork Airport. A New Agenda for Irish Regional Development. [Oral Presentation], Annual Policy Symposium, Department of Economics, University College Cork , 01-SEP-02 - 01-SEP-02
(2001)31st Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2001) Aggregate and Sectoral Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Structural Change and Regional Policy: 1960-1996. [Oral Presentation], 31st Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Durham, England , 01-SEP-01 - 01-SEP-01
(2001)31st Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section,
O'Leary, Eoin; (2001) Issues in Regional Economic Policy. [Other], 31st Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association: British and Irish Section, Durham, UK , 01-SEP-01 - 01-SEP-01
(2000)Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University,
Gallagher, Liam; Doyle, Eleanor; O'Leory, Eoin; (2000) The Celtic Tiger: A 51st State in Europe. [Oral Presentation], Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University, New York, USA , 01-NOV-00 - 01-NOV-00

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]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(0)Road to Nowhere: The National Spatial Strategy Was Launched as More Economic Reality.
O'Leary, Eoin; (0) Road to Nowhere: The National Spatial Strategy Was Launched as More Economic Reality. 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
(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]

Non Published 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]

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 [Full Text] [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]
(0)Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-96.
O'Leary, Eoin; (0) Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography: 1960-96. Working Paper [Details]
(0)The Celtic Tiger: The 51st State in Europe.
Doyle, Eleanor; Gallagher, Liam; O'Leary; Eoin; (0) The Celtic Tiger: The 51st State in Europe. Working Paper [Details]
(0)Labour Productivity Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Sectors, Transfer Pricing and Structural Change: 1960-96.
O'Leary, Eoin; (0) Labour Productivity Convergence Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Sectors, Transfer Pricing and Structural Change: 1960-96. Working Paper [Details]

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / 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/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Regional Science Association International /
Examinations Committee /

Employment

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

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1995NUI PhDThe study of EU productivity convergence

Reviews

 JournalRole
Regional Studies Referee
Journal Of Economic Studies Referee
Urban Studies Referee
Working Paper Series, Department Of Economics Referee