David Horan is Assistant Professor in Economics at Dublin City University Business School. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the European University Institute in Florence in 2012 for a dissertation in industrial organisation on the economics of R&D. He holds also an M.Sc. in Mathematics from University College Dublin and Diploma from the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy. Prior to joining DCUBS in 2016, he worked at Oxford Brookes University, first as an Associate Lecturer 2012-13 and then as Senior Lecturer in Economics 2013-15, where he taught widely in undergraduate economics. During 2015-16, he was Researcher at UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy and Lecturer in the TCD-UCD Masters in Development Practice. David's research interests are in the areas of R&D/innovation policy, social indicators, interdisciplinary research and sustainable development. He is a member of the UCD Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and co-founder of The Triple-I (www.thetriplei.com), an interdisciplinary international initiative awarded funding by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in 2017. His research on health need measures and development goals is published in Social Science and Medicine and Social Indicators Research. He has also published papers on poverty indicators and R&D subsidy effectiveness in the Geary Discussion Paper Series and EUI Discussion Paper Series.