Overqualified third-level graduates in the Irish labour market

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Nevin Economic Research Institute is hosting NERI economist, Ciarán Nugent who will both present on his paper ‘Overqualified third-level graduates in the Irish labour market’. Subsequently, a discussion will be open to the floor where the chairperson will present questions to the speakers.

The event takes place on Wed, 11 January 2023, 15:30 – 16:30 at Fórsa Trade Union Nerney’s Court D01 R2C5 Dublin 1

Overqualified third-level graduates in the Irish labour market

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Ciarán Nugent is an Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute and is based in the Dublin office. He is currently pursuing a doctorate with the Department of Sociology in Maynooth with assistance from the Irish Research Council through the Employment-based programme. He lectures part-time in the Department of Applied Social Studies in Maynooth in Political Economy and the Welfare State and he sits on the Living Wage Technical Group. He also sits on the Board of Directors of GEMS NI.


His research interests include returns to education, overqualification, social mobility, income distribution, wages, precarious work, the cost of living and intergenerational inequality. He graduated with an MA in Economics and BA in International Politics from NUI Maynooth.


Ciarán also produces the NERI video and podcast series.


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