Francis O’Toole has a Ph.D. (1994) in Economics from Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
His current position is Associate Professor of Economics and Head of Department of Economics in Trinity College Dublin (“TCD”).
He has been a visiting professor in Senshu University, Toyko, Japan (2012, 2009 and 1999-2000); University of Dushanbe, Tajikistan (1996 and 1997); and Georgetown University (1996). He has also lectured in the Georgetown University Summer School.
His teaching and research interests are in the areas of the Economics of Competition Policy (e.g. mergers, exclusivity agreements, state aids) and the Economics of Public Policy (e.g. taxation, redistribution and compulsory voting).
He has also advised Irish competition and regulatory authorities and state bodies in the area of the economics of competition policy and regulation.
Courses lectured include the following: M.Sc. (Economics) Microeconomics; M.Sc. (Economic Policy Studies) Economic and Legal Aspects of Competition Policy and Regulation; fourth year Industrial Organisation Theory and, Public Sector Economics; third year Industrial Economics: Competition, Strategy and Policy, second year Intermediate (Micro) Economics; Economy of Ireland; and, Economics of Public Policy; first year Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Economic Policy, Mathematics and Statistics and Elementary Statistics.