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Brian Nolan

Senior Research Fellow
Professor of Social Policy

Research Interests : Poverty, inequality, tax/benefit reform, the Welfare State and the economics of social policy.

Brian Nolan, Senior Research Fellow, is Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and Director of the Employment, Equity and Growth Research Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School. He took up this role in 2014, having been Principal of the College of Human Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at University College Dublin. His recent research has focused on trends in income inequality and their societal impacts, the distributional effects of the economic crisis, social inclusion in the EU, top incomes, deprivation and multiple disadvantage, and tax/welfare reform. He has been centrally involved in a range of collaborative cross-country research networks and projects, most recently the Growing Inequalities’ Impacts (GINI) multi-country research project on inequalities and their impacts funded by the EU’s Framework Programme 7. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Brian Nolan