Dr Stephen ONeill BA MEconSc PhD

Research Fellow Economics


I completed a first degree in Economics at University College Dublin followed by a Masters in Economic Policy (Evaluation and Planning) and PhD in Economics at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and also had the opportunity to study at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in the course of my doctoral studies.At NUIG I conducted research on the costs associated with refractory asthma before taking up a full-time position as lecturer in Economics at NUIG from 2012-2014, prior to joining LSHTM as Research Fellow in Economics in September 2014.




 At National University of Ireland Galway I lectured a range of quantitative courses including Maths for Economics, Econometrics, Financial Econometrics and Data Management & Survey Techniques.


My current research explores the relative performance of alternative methodologes used to estimate treatment effects such as difference-in-difference regression, matching and synthetic control approaches.

Research areas

  • Economic evaluation
  • Health inequalities
  • Methodology
  • Modelling
  • Statistical methods


  • Economics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke


  • East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
  • Euro area
  • North America
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