Dr Fiona Burke

BA PhD

Lecturer in Economics

Department of Sport, Media and Marketing, Carlow Campus

e: burkef@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175331

ORCID ID:0000-0003-2079-404X

Dr Burke taught as a Teaching Assistant and Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin from 1997-2000.  In 2001, she joined the teaching staff at the Institute of Technology Carlow as an Assistant Lecturer in Economics in the School of Business and Humanities.  She graduated in 2002 with a PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.  In 2005, she progressed to a Lecturer in Economics at the Institute of Technology Carlow and has worked in this position to date.

  • ACADEMIC AND Research EXPERIENCE
  • Publications AND OUTPUTS
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Dr. Burke has engaged in lecturing duties at Trinity College Dublin and at the Institute of Technology Carlow.  Since joining the Institute of Technology Carlow in 2001 she has lectured in the Department of Business and the Department of Sport, Media and Marketing in the following discipline areas: Managerial Economics, Sports Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Business, Management, and Business Research Methods.  In addition she has engaged in new programme development at levels 8 and 9, class tutoring, membership of Academic Council, Secretary to the Programme Planning and Validation Committee of Academic Council, Programme Board Secretary and membership of the School Postgraduate Research Programme Board.  Dr. Burke has supervised student dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School of Business and Humanities.  She was a member of the Supply Chain Research Group in IT Carlow and a member of the Economic Transition Research Group in TCD.  Current research interests include labour market dynamics, vertical gender segregation, regional economic policy, the internationalisation of Irish SMEs and measuring competitive balance in sports.

Publications and Outputs

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 Preoceedings and Papers

Duffy, F. and Walsh, P.P. (2000). ‘Individual Pay and Outside Earning Options: Evidence from the Polish Labour Force Survey. Annual Conference Paper for the Irish Economic Association (IEA) April 2000:  Faithlegg Waterford

Duffy, F. and Walsh, P.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, World Development Institute (W.D.I.) Conference in Transition Economics.  Moscow: July 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

Dr. Burke has produced Budget Analysis reports used for local community radio in the Carlow, Kilkenny and South-East region.