Tom was a researcher with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment from September 2012 until December 2014. His research primarily focused on the relationship between climate and economic development. Tom went on to work as a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway.


Tom holds a PhD from the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), where he was supervised by Frank Barry and Richard Tol, and an M.Sc. in Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has also been a visiting researcher at the United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), in Helsinki. He was previously employed as a full time economics lecturer at Dublin City University.

Research interests

  • The economics of natural disasters;
  • Comparative economic development and the spatial distribution of income;
  • Issues of equity in relation to climate change policy;
  • Decision-making under uncertainty;
  • The evolution of economic behaviours such as cooperation.


Research - 2018

Research - 2017

Research - 2016

Research - 2015

Research - 2014

Research - 2013

Research - 2012

Research - 2011

Research - 2010


Books - 2016


Events - 2016


News - 2013

News - 2010

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