Research Profile

Catherine Kavanagh

Biography


Dr. Catherine Kavanagh is a Lecturer in Economics at UCC and received her PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Her research areas include compensation in the workplace, labour market policies, the skills and qualifications of workers, income distribution and measures of progress.Dr. Kavanagh is the Programme Director of the MSc in Business Economics in the School of Economics. She was formerly Manager of the Government appointed group, the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs and is a former member of the Council of the National Centre for Performance and Partnership. She is currently a member of the Academic Council of Social Justice Ireland. /div>

Research Interests

 

Labour Market Policies

Labour Market Compensation

The Economics of Skills and Human Capital 

Skills, Education, and Training Policies 

Incentives and Contracts

Measures of Economic Progress

Income Distribution and Inequality


 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Human Capital and Productivity in the Irish ContextForfas01-AUG-0630-SEP-12€12,522.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'Social Progress in Ireland'
Clarke, Charles and Kavanagh, Catherine (2015) 'Social Progress in Ireland' In: Measuring Up? Ireland's Progres: Past, Present and Future. Dublin: Social Justice Ireland. [Details]
(2007)'Growth and Productivity: The Role of Human Capital'
Kavanagh C, Doyle E.; (2007) 'Growth and Productivity: The Role of Human Capital' In: Perspectives on Irish Productivity. Dublin: Forfas. [Details]
(2006)'The Changing Patterns of Income Distribution and Inequality in Ireland, 1973-2004'
Kavanagh C, Collins M.L.; (2006) 'The Changing Patterns of Income Distribution and Inequality in Ireland, 1973-2004' In: Healy S, Reynolds B, Collins M.L (eds). Social Policy in Ireland, Principles, Practice and Problems (2nd edition). Dublin, Liffey Press: [Details]
(2000)'Economic Policy, The Labour Market and Reward'
Kavanagh C, Elliot R.; (2000) 'Economic Policy, The Labour Market and Reward' In: Richard Thorpe and Gill Homan (eds). Strategic Reward Systems. Pearson Education Ltd, London: [Details]
(1998)'For Richer, For Poorer: The Changing Distribution of Household Income in Ireland, 1973 to 1994'
Kavanagh C, Collins M.L.; (1998) 'For Richer, For Poorer: The Changing Distribution of Household Income in Ireland, 1973 to 1994' In: S. Healy and B. Reynolds (eds). Social Policy In Ireland. Oak Tree Press, Dublin: [Details]
(1998)'Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment'
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A.; (1998) 'Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment' In: Jonathan Michie and Angelo Reati (eds). Employment, Technology and Economic Needs. Ch. XVII, Edward Elgar, London: [Details]
(1998)'How Are We Doing?: An Analysis of Recent Attempts at Alternative Measures of Economic and Social Well-Being'
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A.; (1998) 'How Are We Doing?: An Analysis of Recent Attempts at Alternative Measures of Economic and Social Well-Being' In: Sarah Fayazmanesh and Marc Tool (eds). Institutionalist Theory and Applications: Essays in Honour of Paul Dale Bush. Edward Elgar, Aldershot: [Details]
(1998)'The Political Economy of EMU in Ireland'
Kavanagh E., J. Considine, E. Doyle, L. Gallagher, C. Kavanagh and E. O'Leary; (1998) 'The Political Economy of EMU in Ireland' In: Joining Europe's Monetary Club: The Challenge for Smaller Memer States. [Details]
(1998)'Review of the Role of Active Labour Market Policies in Ireland'
Kavanagh C.; (1998) 'Review of the Role of Active Labour Market Policies in Ireland' In: Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A (eds). Unemployment in Ireland: Alternative Perspectives. Avebury, Hampshire: [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: Joining Europe¿s Monetary Club. New York: St. Martin¿s Press. [Details]
(1995)'Basic Income and the Irish Worker'
Charles Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (1995) 'Basic Income and the Irish Worker' In: An Adequate Income Guarantee for All: Desirability, Viability, Impact. Dublin: CORI Justice Commission. [Details]
(1996)'Progress, Values and Economic Indicators'
Charles Clark and Catherine Kavanagh (1996) 'Progress, Values and Economic Indicators' In: Progress, Values and Public Policy. Dublin: CORI Justice Comm. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(1998)Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A (Ed.). (1998) Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment. Avebury, Hampshire: Ashgate. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(1997)'Public Capital and Private Sector Productivity in Ireland, 1958-1990'
Kavanagh C.; (1997) 'Public Capital and Private Sector Productivity in Ireland, 1958-1990'. Journal of Economic Studies, 24 (1) [Details]
(1996)'Basic Income, Inequality and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkage Between Work and Welfare'
Kavanagh C.; (1996) 'Basic Income, Inequality and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkage Between Work and Welfare'. Journal of Economic Issues, 30 (1) [Details]
(1997)'Measuring a Country¿s Well-Being: Standard and Alternative Economic and Social Indicators'
Kavanagh C.; (1997) 'Measuring a Country¿s Well-Being: Standard and Alternative Economic and Social Indicators'. Economia, [Details]
(1997)'Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anaesthesia'
Holland TJ, Lucey S, Kavanagh C, O'Mullane DM ; (1997) 'Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anaesthesia'. Irish Dental Association Journal, 43 (3):72-75 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(1998)CORI Justice Commission Conference
Kavanagh C, Collins M.L.; (1998) For Richer, For Poorer: The Changing Distribution of Household Income in Ireland, 1973-1994 CORI Justice Commission Conference Dublin, [Details]
(1998)BIEN Annual Conference
Kavanagh C, Clark CM.K.; (1998) Basic Income: Potential Benefits and Problems BIEN Annual Conference Amsterdam, [Details]
(1996)Cork Second Annual Economic Policy Symposium: Unemployment - Diagnoses and Prescriptions
Kavanagh C.; (1996) A Review of the Role of Active Labour Market Policies in Ireland Cork Second Annual Economic Policy Symposium: Unemployment - Diagnoses and Prescriptions University College Cork, [Details]
(1996)European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy Conference
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.K.; (1996) Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy Conference Antwerp, [Details]
(1996)CORI Justice Commission Conference
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.K.; (1996) Progress, Values and Economic Indicators CORI Justice Commission Conference Dublin, [Details]
(1996)Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) conference
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.K.; (1996) Basic Income, Inequality and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkage Between Work and Welfare Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) conference San Francisco, [Details]
(1996)11th European Conference on Economics Education
Kavanagh C.; (1996) Measuring Ireland's Well-Being: Standard and Alternative Economic Indicators 11th European Conference on Economics Education University College Cork, [Details]
(1996)Social Justice Group Conference
Kavanagh C.; (1996) Basic Income and its Implications for the Irish Labour Market Social Justice Group Conference Waterford, [Details]
(1995)Cork First Annual Economic Policy Symposium
Kavanagh C.; (1995) Economic Questions Raised by Basic Income Schemes Cork First Annual Economic Policy Symposium University College Cork, [Details]
(1995)International Association for Dental Research Conference
Kavanagh C, Holland T, Lucey S, O'Mullane D.; (1995) Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anaesthesia International Association for Dental Research Conference Queens University Belfast, [Details]
(1995)CORI Justice Commission Conference
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A; (1995) Basic Income and the Irish Worker CORI Justice Commission Conference Dublin, [Details]
(1996)Progress, Values and Economic Indicators
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A.; (1996) Progress, Values and Economic Indicators [Details]
(1995)Basic Income and the Irish Worker
Kavanagh C, Clark C.M.A.; (1995) Basic Income and the Irish Worker [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2013)An Assessment of the Expectations of Potential Attendees of the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013.
Catherine Kavanagh and Niamh Lenihan (2013) An Assessment of the Expectations of Potential Attendees of the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013. Cork Innovates, Cork. [Details]
(2012)Economic Impact Estimates - Cork Science and Innovation Park.
David Butler, Eleanor Doyle and Catherine Kavanagh (2012) Economic Impact Estimates - Cork Science and Innovation Park. The Implementation Sub-Group for the Cork Science and Innovation Park, Cork. [Details]
(2014)An Assessment of the Views of Attendees and Exhibitors at the the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013.
Catherine Kavanagh and Niamh Lenihan (2014) An Assessment of the Views of Attendees and Exhibitors at the the InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013. Cork Innovates, Cork. [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(1996)Costs in providing dental treatment for severely handicapped patients.
Holland, T,Lucy, S,Fleming, E,Kavanagh, C,OMullane, D,Fanning, C (1996) Costs in providing dental treatment for severely handicapped patients. Abstract [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(1996)Basic income, inequality, and unemployment: Rethinking the linkage between work and welfare.
Clark, CMA,Kavanagh, C (1996) Basic income, inequality, and unemployment: Rethinking the linkage between work and welfare. Other [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2015)Measuring Up? Ireland's Progress: Past, Present and Future,
Charles Clarke and Catherine Kavanagh (2015) Beyond GDP: Measuring Progress in the 21st Century. [Oral Presentation], Measuring Up? Ireland's Progress: Past, Present and Future, Dublin . [Details]
(1996)Centre for European Policy Studies Economic Policy Group,
Kavanagh C, Considine J, Doyle E, Gallagher L, Kavanagh E, O'Leary E.; (1996) The Political Economy of European Monetary Union in Ireland. Centre for European Policy Studies Economic Policy Group, Lisbon , 13-SEP-96 - 13-SEP-96. [Details]
(1995)International Association for Dental Research (Irish Division) ,
Lucey S., Holland T., Kavanagh C. and O'Mullane D.; (1995) Costs in Providing Facilities for Treatment of Handicapped Patients under General Anesthesia. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Dental Research (Irish Division) , Queen’s University, Belfast , 02-JUN-95 - 03-JUN-95. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Council of National Centre for Partnership and Performance (NCPP) Academic Advice2006 / 2009
Accreditation Board for MA in Social Justice & Public Policy Member/
Social Justice Academic Council Member/
BComm Board of Studies Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Expert Skills Group for Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) Manager01-JAN-01 / 31-OCT-04

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2001University of Aberdeen PHDEconomics
1994UCC M.A.Economics

Other Activities

 Description

Internal Examiner for 5 DBA (Economics) in School of Economics UCC

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Teaching

Principles of Economics

Business and the Macroeconomy

The Macroeconomic Environment

Human Resources Economics

Organisational Economics

Reading Workshop in Economics

 

Postgraduate Teaching 

MBS: Economics of Business Strategy

MBS: Professional Business Skills

MBA: Economics of Organisation and Information

 

Academic Management

Programme Director of MBS (Business Economics)

Chair of Department’s Strategic Quality Assurance Committee

Member of Batchelor of Commerce Board of Studies, UCC

Member of Accreditation & Quality Taskforce, School of Business, UCC


 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Business Economics Report EC6618Business Economics Report
2018Economics of Human Resources EC4212Economics of Human Resources
2018Professional Business Skills EC6617Professional Business Skills

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