Ciarán Nugent is a research assistant at the NERI. He is currently working on a number of projects relating to the Irish and European labour markets. Ciarán previously worked as a teaching assistant in Political Science in Trinity College Dublin and as a tutor in Economics in NUI Maynooth. His research interests are income distribution, labour markets, living standards, housing affordability and intergenerational inequality. He graduated with an MA in Economics and BA in International Politics from NUI Maynooth.