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Professor of Economics; Department of Economics Chair
Contact & Office Hours
Monday 10:00-11:00 a.m.,
and by appointment.
Pierce Hall 304
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University
M.S., National University of Ireland, Galway
Roisin O’Sullivan is a macroeconomist interested in applied policy issues. Her research publications include articles on monetary policy frameworks such as inflation targeting and on the role of asset prices in inflation measurement. From 2011–15, she served as a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, a watchdog body whose mandate includes monitoring the appropriateness of the Irish government’s fiscal policy stance. Earlier in her career, she spent several years at the Central Bank of Ireland, where she worked as an economist in the Monetary Policy Department. O’Sullivan teaches courses in macroeconomics, European integration, money and banking, and central banking. She was awarded Smith’s Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching in 2010. In 2017, she was appointed to the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Education.
"Monetary Policy Regime Change and Regional Inflation Dynamics: Looking through the Lens of Sector-level Data for Korea" Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 22, 5 (2017): 814-840 (with C.Y. Choi and Joo Yong Lee).
“Heterogeneous Response of Disaggregate Inflation to Monetary Regime Change: The Role of Price Stickiness” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 37, 9 (2013): 1814-1832 (with C.Y. Choi).
“What Should be Taught in Intermediate Macroeconomics?” Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 44, 1 (2013): 74-90 (with Pedro de Araujo and Nicole B. Simpson).
“Inflation Targeting and Financial Market Volatility” Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 22 (2012): 749-762 (with Marc Tomljanovich).
“House Prices in the Measurement of Inflation in the Euro Area” Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 26, 2 (2008): 276-298.
“Asset Prices in the Measurement of Inflation” De Economist 149, 4 (2001): 405-431 (with Michael F. Bryan and Stephen G. Cecchetti).