I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics at University College Dublin. My research interests are Labour, Family, and Health Economics, with an emphasis on empirical application.
As of Spring 2020 I am conducting lectures for Beijing-Dublin International College as part of my duties at UCD. As I am unable to travel to China due to the COVID19 outbreak I am conducting remote lectures while visiting the University of Toronto.
Contact: kevin /DOT/ devereux /AT/ ucd /DOT/ ie
My current research agenda focuses on identifying the contribution of individual workers to team output, with applications to professional tennis and scholarly economic research. I find variation between workers’ value-added to teams and their productivity at solitary production tasks, inferring a role for teamwork that is distinct from general productivity. I am working on plans to conduct a laboratory experiment on this topic.
Another strand of my research involves transitory spending dynamics and their implications for inference from and the design of RCTs, in health and other areas. Following up on an empirical paper I wrote with two former classmates, a preliminary project I’m working on with my UCD colleague seeks to infer a model of economic behavior from spending dynamics.