Economic and Social Research Institute
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland. Since its establishment, ESRI researchers have leveraged their conceptual and empirical research in economics and sociology to provide analysis that helps inform economic and social policymaking in Ireland. Key features of the research are its strong empirical base, its policy focus and its coverage of many of the major areas of relevance to current policy issues in Ireland and the European Union.
The Department of Sociology is linked to the ESRI particularly in the area of migration, education and employment research. Currently, staff collaborate on the SCIP – Causes and Consequences of Early Socio-Cultural Integration Processes among New Immigrants in Europe project (Principal Investigators: Dr Peter Mühlau, TCD, and Dr Frances McGinnity, ESRI; Research Fellow: Dr Antje Röder, TCD), together with partners in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK and funded by the NORFACE Programme.
ESRI Staff associated with the Department of Sociology:
- Dr Merike Darmody
- Prof Richard Layte
- Dr Selina McCoy
- Dr Frances McGinnity
- Prof Philip O'Connell
- Prof Helen Russell
- Prof Emer Smyth
- Prof Dorothy Watson
- Prof Miriam Wiley
For further information please consult the ESRI website.