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Martina Lawless, Associate Research Professor at ESRI

Martina Lawless is an Associate Research Professor at the ESRI.  Before joining the ESRI, she received her doctorate from Trinity College Dublin and worked as a research economist at the Central Bank of Ireland. Her research has focused primarily on firm-level dynamics and decision making, covering a range of topics such as access to finance for small and medium firms, job creation, exporting, wage setting and foreign direct investment.  Her current projects at the ESRI relate to taxation, exporting patterns and the effects of Brexit.  In addition, she has worked on the design and development of a number of surveys at firm and household level.  Her work has been published in a number of leading international journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Small Business Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics and Economica.