Dr Diarmuid Mcdonnell


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Research interests

My research examines the following topics relating to the nonprofit/charity sector: measuring and modelling risk; evaluating regulatory initiatives; understanding accountability incentives; constructing and tracking income profiles; and measuring mission completion.

For example, my recent work examined the causal effect of regulatory threats to "name and shame" charities failing to voluntarily contribute towards the cost of fundraising regulation.

Methodological knowledge

I have methodological interests in the use of administrative data for social science research, data science, and policy evaluation methods. I primarily use administrative data derived from charity regulators internationally in my work, often linked to other forms of social science data (e.g. data scraped from the web, census aggregate data).


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display