Michael Mahony is a post-doctoral research associate at the Nottingham School of Economics, University of Nottingham. He completed his B.A. with Hons in Economics and Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin, following which he completed his M.Sc. in Economics at the University of Warwick and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Nottingham. He is a research associate at the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) and an accredited researcher at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
He is currently working on ESCoE Project 2.11 Using Firm-Level Surveys to Understand Changes in Output and Prices, and previously worked on ESCoE Project 2.9 Using Firm-Level Surveys to Understand Industrial and Regional Capacity, Investment, Productivity and Output Growth. Both projects utilised firm-level survey responses using new economic and econometric methodologies, providing insights on expectations, uncertainty, firm-level investment, price-setting behaviour, inflation and marginal costs. This work involves interdisciplinary cooperation between business leaders at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), economists and statisticians at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and academics from the University of Nottingham.
During his Ph.D. Michael gained invaluable experience conducting tutorials, seminars and lecture engagements in economic perspectives, macroeconomics, monetary economics, financial economics, economics dissertation and economic policy analysis. He has also marked end-of-term exams and essays (as well as providing feedback) for various modules. He received a Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence Award. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Michael learned to adapt his teaching style in a hybrid environment to ensure students achieved the best possible outcome.