Research and policy


We work with both qualitative and quantitative approaches, and the majority of our work is mixed methods. Our research expertise includes survey design and analysis, interviews and focus groups, literature reviews, economic analysis, stakeholder engagement, participatory approaches and needs assessments. We have collaborated in our research with people with many different lived experiences. This has included vulnerable populations such as people who are homeless, people with mental health challenges, women who have experienced gender-based violence, care leavers, people with disabilities, and people who have been in prison.

Policy analysis

We have significant experience of carrying out policy analyses and have a good understanding of the policy-making process. Previous work has included: international comparisons of policy responses to child poverty and the cost-of-living crisis, comparing existing policy to the latest evidence base and making policy recommendations.

“I really enjoyed working with Just Economics. They were responsive to our needs, flexible and presented complex ideas in an interesting way. I look forward to working with them again in the future.”


“Microsoft Philanthropies Asia commissioned Just Economics to understand the value created by our technology donations to the nonprofit sector across the region. In addition to articulating a complicated theory of change and estimating social value generated by technology, the exercise allowed us to truly understand the sector in different markets and adjust our strategy accordingly. It was such a pleasure working with the Just Economics team that we referred them to another group within Microsoft Philanthropies and they are now working on evaluating another program at a global level. We look forward to partnering with them again.”


Focus areas

  • Children and young people

  • Climate change and environment

  • Housing and homelessness

  • Health, disability and wellbeing

  • Technology

  • Education, employment and economic development

  • Poverty

  • International development

  • Gender

Who we work with

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  • University college dublin
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