The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Research Officer: ESRI Electronic Communications Research Programme
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) invites applications from economists for a position as Research Officer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in a university) to join the Electronic Communications Research Programme, which carries out economic and social research related to the telecommunications sector and digital services.
The Economic and Social Research Institute, founded in 1960, is located in Dublin, Ireland. Its mission is to produce high quality research, relevant to Ireland’s economic and social development, with the aim of contributing to knowledge and informing policymaking and public debate. It has over 110 staff including economists, sociologists, psychologists, social scientists, support and technical staff.
The Electronic Communications Research Programme at the ESRI
This research programme was established in 2010, and it is currently undertaking research in four topic areas:
- Modelling consumer demand for electronic communications services;
- Using behavioural experiments to inform consumer policy;
- Exploring the effects of digital services and devices on society and economy; and
- Quantifying socioeconomic benefits of high-speed broadband.
The programme is undertaken in collaboration with Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) and the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).