Karina Doorley heads up the Tax, Welfare and Pensions team at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Ireland. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics in Germany, a Board member of the International Microsimulation Association and a member of the Young Academy of Ireland. She studied economics at Cambridge University and University College Dublin and received her PhD in 2012.
Karina spent the early part of her career at IZA in Germany and at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), investigating how policy, institutions and demographic change influence labour supply and income distribution. In 2017, she moved to the ESRI where she leads the development and maintenance of the ESRI's microsimulation model and carries out pre- and post-Budget Distributional Impact Assessment.
Karina's research revolves around the effect of tax and welfare policy, demographic change and technological advancements on income distribution, work incentives and inequality in Europe.