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Dr. Irene Mosca

Irene Mosca holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). Since 2010, she has been working with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), first as a post-doctoral researcher and then as a research fellow. Between 2014 and 2016, she was funded by an HRB's Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) award aimed at investigating issues relating to labour market and financial outcomes and mental health. Within TILDA, Irene also coordinates the economics domain, chairs the socioeconomic research group and inputs into the development and piloting of the survey questionnaire.

Irene has established a strong record of research and published articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics Letters, Economics and Human Biology and the International Journal of Public Health. Irene's research has covered a wide range of topics, including: (return) migration and mental health; retirement and mental/cognitive health; obesity and employment; personality and wealth accumulation within couples; lack of knowledge of future pension benefits; socioeconomic gradient in self-reported and objective health measures; hypertension prevalence in Ireland and the US.

TILDA Related Publications / Working Papers