Fellow Emeritus, Economics
BA (Mod.) in Economics and Political Science (Dubl., 1972). Prizewinner and medallist. MSc (Econ.) in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics (Lond., 1974). MBA (City, 1985). PhD (City, 1991).
Lecturer in economics at TCD from 1974, senior lecturer from 1996. FTCD 2005.
Head of the Department of Economics 2006-2009.
Publications and Further Research Outputs
Somerville, R.A., Differentiable technology, the curvature of the profit function, and the response of supply to own-price changes, The Journal of Economic Education, 38, (2), 2007, p222 - 228
Somerville, R.A., Housing tenure in Ireland, The Economic and Social review, 38, (1), 2007, p107 - 134
Somerville, R.A., Insurance, consumption and saving: a dynamic analysis in continuous time, American Economic Review, 94, (4), 2004, p1130 - 1140
Somerville, R.A., Changes in relative consumer prices and the substitution bias of the Laspeyres price index: Ireland, 1985-2001, Economic and Social Review, 35, (1), 2004, p55 - 82
Somerville, R.A., and Paul G.J. O'Connell, On the endogeneity of the mean-variance efficient frontier, Journal of Economic Education, 33, (4), 2002, p357 - 366
Somerville R.A., and R.J. Taffler, LDC Credit-risk forecasting and banker judgement, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 28, (3&4), 2001, p447 - 464
Somerville, R.A., Medical insurance, community rating, and adverse selection: an overlapping generations perspective, Economic and Social Review, 29, (3), 1999, p285 - 300
Somerville, R.A., and R.J. Taffler, Banker judgement versus formal forecasting models - the case of country risk assessment, Journal of Banking and Finance, 19, (2), 1995, p281 - 297
Somerville, R.A., and R.J. Taffler, The predictability of debt-servicing difficulties among less-developed countries, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 4, (4), 1994, p339 - 356
Somerville, R.A., The economic transformation of eastern Europe, Studies, 81, (323), 1992, p255 - 267
R.A. Somerville, Rationally Expected Externalities: The Implications for Optimal Waste Discharge and Recycling, 2012