Posts by Dr Nat O'Connor

Nat O'Connor

Dr Nat O'Connor     @natpolicy

Nat O’Connor is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) and a Lecturer of Public Policy and Public Management in the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy at Ulster University.

Previously Director of TASC, Nat also led the research team in Dublin’s Homeless Agency.

Nat holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin (2008) and an MA in Political Science and Social Policy form the University of Dundee (1998). Nat’s primary research interest is in how research-informed public policy can achieve social justice and human wellbeing. Nat’s work has focused on economic inequality, housing and homelessness, democratic accountability and public policy analysis. His PhD focused on public access to information as part of democratic policy making.

Martin Wolf

Nat O'Connor 27/02/2013

Nat O'Connor: Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, was in Dublin yesterday, to deliver a talk to the TCD Phil society. …

ILO Global Wage Report 2012/13

Nat O'Connor 18/02/2013

Nat O'Connor: There is a lot of interesting data in the latest ILO report focusing on the declining wage share of labour, and on static or falling …

The €64 Billion Question

Nat O'Connor 05/02/2013

Nat O'Connor: In 1955, the $64,000 Question was a 'big money' quiz in the early days of American TV (Wikipedia). Six decades later Ireland's bank …

TASC's more detailed response to Budget 2013

Nat O'Connor 11/12/2012

Nat O'Connor: TASC's more detailed response to Budget 2013 is here.

TASC's initial response to Budget 2013

Nat O'Connor 05/12/2012

Nat O'Connor: TASC's initial response to Budget 2013 is as follows. (PDF available here). Lost opportunity to provide a pathway to an equitable …

Lessons from the UK

Nat O'Connor 05/12/2012

Nat O'Connor: The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, gave his Autumn Statement early this afternoon, as the UK too examines its debt …

The deficit and debt repayments

Nat O'Connor 05/12/2012

Nat O'Connor: The brief ten pages of the 2013 Estimates include the stark reminder of just why the Government is set on €3.5 billion of tax …


Nat O'Connor 05/12/2012

Nat O'Connor: As the new era of budget transparency dawns (or should that be New Era?), the Government's official information service …

Revolt of the Rich

Nat O'Connor 08/10/2012

Nat O'Connor: A concern with the "predatory super-rich" as the new secessionists in the USA is very clearly articulated in this article ('Revolt of …

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