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Eoin Grealis

Dr. Eoin Grealis



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80333 München
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Weitere Informationen zur Person

Dr. Eoin Grealis is an environmental economist, former energy policy analyst and current member of scientific staff of the Human Environment Relations, Research and Teaching Unit, Dept. of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. A former lecturer and course co-ordinator in the Dept. of Economics, Eoin received a B.A. Int. (Law and Economics) and an M.A in Economic and Environmental Modelling from NUI Galway. 

Following his position as an energy policy analyst with the Irish Wind Energy Association, Eoin received his Ph.D. from the Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth with support from the Walsh Fellowship Scheme where he developed a dynamic spatial microsimulation model of Irish agricultural emissions and co-authored a number of papers with on the spatial distribution of farm incomes, farm viability and policy reform. Following his doctoral studies, he held a post-doctoral position with the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI, Galway where in partnership with colleagues in SEMRU and Teagasc (the Irish national agricultural advisory agency) he developed the Bio-Economy Input-Output model (BIO) for Ireland. 

Eoin is currently working on the ENERGISE Project (2016-2019) developing, testing and assessing options for a bottom-up transformation of energy use in households and communities across Europe.

Recent Publications

Grealis, E., Musch, A. and Rau, H. (2019) The Impact of German Energy Policy on Household Energy Use. In F. Fahy, G. Goggins and C. Jensen (eds.) Energy Demand Challenges in Europe: Implications for policy, planning and practice. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 21-33. 

Cathal O’Donoghue, C. Chyzheuskaya, Grealis, E., Kilcline, K., Finnegan, W., Goggins, J. Hynes, S., Ryan M., (2019) Measuring GHG Emissions Across the Agri‐Food Sector Value Chain: The Development of a Bioeconomy Input‐Output Model. Journal on Food System Dynamics DOI:

Jensen, C. L., Goggins, G., Fahy, F., Grealis, E., Vadovics, E., Genus, A., & Rau, H. (2018). Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries. Energy Research & Social Science.  

Technical Publications

Grealis, E. et al, 2017
“The economic impact of aquaculture expansion: An input-output approach”

Grealis, E. & O’Donoghue, C., 2015
“The economic impact of the Irish bio-economy”

Grealis, E., 2014, 

“A dynamic spatial microsimulation model for Irish agricultural emissions”

Conference Papers

Grealis, E. & Rau, H. (2018) Exploring the (in) compatibilities of efficiency and sufficiency thinking in the context of efforts to reduce domestic energy use. Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) June 27‒30, 2018

O'Donoghue, C., Buckley, C., Chyzheuskaya, A., Grealis, E., Green, S., Howley, P. & Hynes, S. Upton, V. (2015) The Spatial Impact of Economic Change on River Water Quality 1991-2010. 150th EAAE Seminar, October 22-23, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland 212665, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

O'Donoghue, C., Grealis, E. and Farrell, N. (2015) Modelling the Spatial Distributional Agricultural Incomes. 150th EAAE Seminar, October 22-23, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

Kilgarriff, P., O’Donoghue, C., Grealis, E., Farrell, N., Hynes, S., Ryan, M., Dillion, E., Green, S., Morrissey, K., Hennessy, T., Donnellan, T., (2015). "Spatial Analysis of Viable Farms," 150th EAAE Seminar, October 22-23, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

O'Donoghue, C., Grealis, E., Loughrey, J., Donnellan, T. Hanrahan, K. Hennessy, T. (2015) The Spatial Distributional Effect of Common Agricultural Policy Reform. 150th EAAE Seminar, October 22-23, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland , European Association of Agricultural Economists.


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