Posts by Dr Rory O'Farrell

O'Farrell, Rory

Dr Rory O'Farrell     @r_o_farrell

Rory O’Farrell is an economist at the Dept of Economics, OECD, with extensive post-PhD international work experience. His research has been in the area of public policy, labour economics, fiscal policy and monetary policy. He has experience with macroeconomic modelling, calibrating Mortensen-Pissarides matching models and forecasting.


Digital platforms

Rory O'Farrell 03/05/2019

In the mid-2010s, British researchers surveyed the number of digital platform workers (such as workers using Uber, Deliveroo, or Amazon Turk) by simply asking people whether they earned money on a digital platform. However, they were surprised at the high numbers the results showed. After asking follow-up questions it emerged many had included …



The effects of an investment stimulus

Rory O'Farrell 20/07/2012

Rory O'Farrell: The idea of an investment stimulus got a boost this week. Though people may disagree over the extent to which this is 'new money', it …

How bad is Greece?

Rory O'Farrell 27/05/2012

Rory O'Farrell: Government deficits can be broken down into two parts: interest payments and the 'primary balance'. The primary balance includes …

Is Ireland achieving its targets?

Rory O'Farrell 09/05/2012

Rory O'Farrell: Sometimes in the debate on the plan with the Troika people point out that we are in recession so the plan has failed. However, the …

Chemical solutions to economic problems?

Rory O'Farrell 04/07/2011

Rory O'Farrell: I feel it rare that I have reason to be thankful to the FF/PD government of 2002-2007. However, they had one policy that was so …

Comparative prices for the EU

Rory O'Farrell 28/06/2011

Rory O'Farrell: Eurostat has brought out an interesting publication today on comparative prices. This index is based on consumer expenditure, so one …

How good is our export performance?

Rory O'Farrell 23/12/2010

Rory O'Farrell: The government's policy (its probably overly generous to call it a policy, more the rationale give for their various mistakes) is to …

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