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Professor of Economics, University of Sydney

Colm Harmon is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics at the University of Sydney, and Professor of Economics at University College Dublin. He received his BA and MA in Economics from UCD, and his PhD from the University of Keele in 1997. He previously worked at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, and has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, University College London, University of Chicago and the University of Warwick. He has published widely in areas of applied microeconomics, and has also been involved in a number of research projects for government departments in Ireland, the UK as well as the EU Commission.


  • 1996–present
    Professor of Economics and Director, UCD Geary Institute, University College Dublin
  • 2012–present
    Professor of Economics, University of Sydney
  • 2011–2011
    Professor of Economics, Research School of Economics, ANU


  • 1997 
    University of Keele, PhD in Economics
  • 1992 
    University College Dublin, MA in Economics

Research Areas

  • Applied Economics (1402)
  • Economics Of Education (140204)
  • Labour Economics (140211)
  • Econometric And Statistical Methods (140302)