Dr Fiona Burke


Lecturer in Economics

Department of Sport, Media and Marketing, Carlow Campus

e: burkef@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175331

ORCID ID:0000-0003-2079-404X

  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Dr. Burke qualified in 2002 with a PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.  She has conducted extensive research on labour market dynamics of the Polish economy.  Dr. Burke joined the Institute of Technology, Carlow in 2001 as an Assistant Lecturer in Economics in the School of Business and Humanities.  She has contributed to teaching and research activities in the School and has acted as a postgraduate student supervisor on the MBS by research programme.  Dr. Burke was a member of the Supply Chain Research Group in the School of Business and Humanities, IT Carlow and a member of the Economic Transition Research Group in Trinity College Dublin.    Dr. Burke is currently supervising a postgraduate research project on Gender Balance at Managerial Decision Making levels in Ireland.  Current research interests include labour market dynamics and regional economic policy, environmental economics and use of green policies in the Irish south-east region, policies to support gender balance in the Irish sports sector and an intertemporal analysis of factors contributing to supply chain vulnerabilities in the Irish aeronautics sector.



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Burke, F. and Walsh, P.P. (2012).  Regional Earning Disparities and the Speed of Transition: Evidence from Poland 1994-1997 in IZA Journal of Labour and Development. 1:4 pp 1-19

Conference Presentations

Irish Economic Association (IEA) Annual Conference Paper on ‘Individual Pay and Outside Earning Options: Evidence from the Polish Labour Force Survey (April 2000)

World Development Institute (W.D.I.) Conference in ‘Transition Economics’ in Moscow, July 2000

L.I.C.O.S. Centre for Transition Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium May 2000 


Working Papers:

Duffy, F. and Walsh, P. (2000). 'Individual Pay and Outside Earning Options: Evidence from the Polish Labour Force Survey': Centre for Economic Policy/World Development Institute (WDI) Paper Series No.364, Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) Paper No. 265, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation Heriot Watt University Paper 0201, William Davidson Institute No. 364/March 2001, and LICOS Centre for Transition Economics, KU Leuven 110/2000

Duffy, F. and Walsh, P. (2000) A Regional Analysis of Wage Determination in Poland Discussion Paper No. 8700 LICOS Centre for Transition Economics, KU Leuven

Research Supervision

Current Research Student     

Aisling Gartland

‘An Investigation of the Causes of Gender Balance at Decision Making Levels in Irish and Foreign Owned Businesses in Ireland and the extent to which these causes are reinforced by existing policies and business culture’.

Nature of Supervision:            Principal supervisor

Past Research Student          

Carole Keenan MBS

‘An Examination of Supply Chain Vulnerability in the Irish Aeronautics Industry’.

Year of Award:                        2007

Areas of interest as a supervisor include
  •  Policies to support Gender Balance in Irish Sporting Organisations.

Engagement and Collaboration

I have prepared several mini-research reports providing an analysis of various National Governmental Budgets for local community radio in the South-East region.