Niall Farrell


Senior Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin | Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Niall Farrell


Niall Farrell is an energy and environmental economist and was an Oxford Martin Fellow in Power Systems Economics at INET from 2017-2018. His primary research interests lie in regulatory design and market structures that facilitate greater integration of renewable energy technologies. He also has research interests in the distributional impacts of energy and climate policy and spatial microsimulation modelling.

Niall's research has used option pricing theory to develop feed-in tariffs that efficiently balance risk between investors and consumers. Niall has also carried out research on the efficiency of electricity tariffs and the implications this may have for consumer welfare as decarbonisation progresses. To inform climate adaptation policy, Niall has used microsimulation modelling to estimate the socioeconomic incidence of climate impacts at fine spatial scales. Niall is currently a senior research officer with the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin and an Adjunct Associate Professor with Trinity College Dublin.