I am currently working on an Irish Research Council funded project, endorsed by the HSE, investigating the communication and perception of risks, and the effectiveness of vaccination nudges, in the context of Covid 19.


Howard, E., Newman, C. and Tarp, F. (2016). ‘Measuring industry agglomeration and identifying the driving forces.’ Journal of Economic Geography, 16 (5), pp. 1055-1078.

Working Paper Publications

Howard, E. (2017). ‘Social networks, geographic proximity and firm performance in Vietnam’ UNU-WIDER Working Paper 69/2017.

Howard, E., Newman, C., Rand, J. and Tarp, F. (2014). ‘Productivity enhancing manufacturing clusters: evidence from Vietnam.’ UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2014/071.

Howard, E., Newman, C. and Thijssen, J. (2011). ‘Are spatial networks of firms random? Evidence from Vietnam.’ UNU-WIDER, Working Paper Number 2011/87.

Working Papers

Howard, E. (2013). ‘Where do new entrant firms locate? A dyadic analysis.’

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