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Ronan Lyons is an economist and writer from Ireland. Before graduating with his PhD from University of Oxford. Lyons wrote his doctorate on Ireland’s housing market boom and bust of the early 21st Century. His research primarily focuses on housing markets and urban economics in addition to his discussion of economic history. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, the Journal of Housing Economics, Energy Economics, and Regional Science & Urban Economics.

Furthermore, Lyons is also a consultant to the IMF regarding residential property prices. He is considered a frequent contributor to national and international information on Irish housing in addition to media on the broader economy. Lyons remains author of the quarterly Reports on the Irish housing market as well as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, Director of Trinity Research in Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Associate at the Spatial Economics Research Centre in the LSE (London School of Economics). As a writer, Lyons has most notably contributed to The Fair Tax.


“This slim volume argues for a tax which could do more to bring about social and economic justice than any other step a government could take. The authors believe that Ireland is in danger of missing a golden opportunity to lead the way.”
Bernadette Meaden, Justice Magazine (pg. 39)