“The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any one place is always replete with new improvisations.”
Originally from Dublin, I am currently a Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. My research focuses on economic development and the emergence of complexity for urban systems.
I was previously a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School following my PhD (mathematics) at Imperial College. I am also founder and Editor in Chief of Angle – a journal based at Imperial College focusing on the intersection of policy, politics and science – since 2009. More …
My current research lies at the intersection of a number of fields including urban systems, economic complexity and development, and network science.
Diodato D, Neffke F & O’Clery N (2016) Agglomeration economies: the heterogeneous contribution of human capital and value chains. Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography.
O’Clery N, Gomez A & Lora E (2016) The Path to Labour Formality: Urban Agglomeration and the Emergence of Complex Industries. Center for International Development Working Paper.
O’Clery N & Lora E (2016) City size, distance and formal employment creation. Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) Working Paper.
Trade and development
O’Clery N, Yildirim M & Hausmann R (2016) Exploring Paths to Export Diversification: A Network Interpretation of Heckscher-Ohlin & Learning-by-doing. Royal Economic Society Conference, University of Sussex.
Flaherty E, Hartog M & O’Clery N (2016) Industrialisation by Invitation: A Community Detection Approach to Mapping FDI-related Knowledge Diffusion in Ireland. Conference on Complex Systems 2016.
O’Clery N (2015) A Tale of Two Clusters: The Evolution of Ireland’s Economic Complexity since 1995. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, One Hundred and Sixty-Eight Session.
O’Clery N, Yuan Y, Stan G-B, Barahona M (2016) Fast Decentralised Sensing and Node Ranking for Complex Systems. Forthcoming.
Schaub M, O’Clery N, Billeh Y, Delvenne J-C, Lambiotte R & Barahona M (2016) Graph partitions and cluster synchronization in networks of oscillators. Chaos 2016;26 (9).
O’Clery N, Yuan Y, Stan G-B & Barahona M (2013) Observability and coarse graining of consensus dynamics through the external equitable partition. Physical Review E. 2013;88 (4).
O’Clery N (2013) Node Dynamics on Graphs Dynamical Heterogeneity in Consensus, Synchronisation and Final Value Approximation for Complex Networks. PhD Thesis, Imperial College London.
Tackling global challenges, one issue at a time. From energy and the environment to economics, development and global health, Angle focuses on the intersection of science, policy and politics in an evolving and complex world.