Micheál Collins is Senior Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI). His research interests and publications are in the areas of income distribution, taxation, economic evaluation and public policy.
Prior to joining NERI he was Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. He is Chairman of the Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA) and a former chairman of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) of Ireland. He was a member of the Republic of Ireland’s Commission on Taxation (2008-2009) and the Government’s Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare (2011-2014). During 2014 he was a member of the technical group that developed the living wage for Ireland.
Micheál is a native of Ennis in Co. Clare and a graduate of NUI Galway, UCC and the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and is a fellow of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA).