Niall Farrell


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Niall Farrell is an energy and environmental economist. He has research interests in power systems economics and the distributional impacts of energy and climate policy. Niall has carried out research assessing the market structures required to integrate renewable energy technologies and has worked on the development of renewable energy policies that efficiently balance risk between investors and consumers. His work on distributional issues has assessed the equity and efficiency implications of electricity tariff structures in the UK, whilst also assessing the distributional impacts of renewable energy financing in Ireland.

Niall has published in The Energy Journal, Ecological Economics and Nature Energy.

Research Interests

  • Energy Economics
  • Distributional impacts of energy and climate policy

  • Electricity market design to facilitate renewable energy integration

  •  Spatial Microsimulation methods

  • Distributional impacts of climate change 


Niall is a research associate with INET Oxford and the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. Niall has worked at the Economic and Social Research Institute and the National University of Ireland Galway. He carried out his PhD research on marine renewable energy with the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit at the National University of Ireland, Galway. During this time he was a visiting student researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. 


  • ECO1003: Statistical Methods
  • ECO3037: Environmental Economics


Niall runs the Irish Economics Podcast, available from and all podcast providers.


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