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Publications

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Working Papers:

Is Mobile Banking Breaking the Tyranny of Distance to Bank Infrastructure? Evidence from Kenya, 2012. IIIS Discussion Paper 412.

The Unbanked Four-Fifths: Informality and Barriers to Banking Services in Nigeria, 2012.  IIIS Discussion Paper 411. Prepared originally for the Global Development Finance Conference, 2011 and presented at the Irish Economic Association (IEA) Conference, 2012.

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Policy Coherence for Development: Five Challenges, Irish Studies in International Affairs,  2010 (with Frank Barry and Alan Matthews).

The Coherence of Ireland’s Foreign Direct Investment Policy with Development Objectives, Trocáire Development Review, 2009 (with Frank Barry).

Books and Book Chapters:

Cause and Effect of Financial Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cross Country Evidence from the Finscope Surveys (with Patrick Honohan), editor(s)Robert Cull, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch, Banking the World: Empirical Foundations of Financial Inclusion, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2012. Online version is available as IIIS Working Paper 399.

Ireland’s Treasure by National Competitiveness, in Next Generation Ireland edited by R. Lyons and E. Burke, 2011.

Social Justice: Distribution, Poverty and Policy Responses, in The Economy of Ireland, 11th Edition, edited by John O’Hagan and Carol Newman, 2011.

Policy Coherence for Development (PCD): The State of Play in Ireland, ABIA Research Publication, 2009 (with Frank Barry and Alan Matthews).

Other Publications:

Monitoring the Effects of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Developing Countries,  Research Report. London: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), 2012 (with Niels Keijzer).

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and Development, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper No. 79, 2012 (with Dirk Willem te Velde, Shiela Page, Nicola Cantore, Alan Matthews, Ole Boysen and Niels Keijzer)

Measuring Policy Coherence for Development, ECDPM Study commissioned by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2012 (with Niels Keijzer, Eunike Spierings and Alan Matthews). Annexes are available here.

Policy Coherence Indicators for Ireland, IIIS-ABIA Technical Report, 2012 (with Alan Matthews).

The Competitiveness of UK Priority Export Sectors, United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) Research Paper, 2009 (with Vahagn Galstyan and Alan Matthews).

Ireland’s Annual Competitiveness Challenge 2006, Forfás Publication, 2007 (with Jason Cleary, Adrian Devitt and Ronan Lyons).

The Cost of Business in Ireland 2007, Forfás Publication, 2007 (with Adrian Devitt, Mary Dalton).

Annual Competitiveness Report: Benchmarking Ireland’s Performance 2006, Forfás Publication, 2007 (with Jason Cleary, Adrian Devitt and Ronan Lyons).

The Cost of Business in Ireland 2006, Forfás Publication, 2006 (with Ciaran Aylward, Adrian Devitt and Ronan Lyons).

NCC National Development Plan (2007-2013) Submission, Forfás Publication, 2006 (with Adrian Devitt).