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Novartis Prize Winner 2015

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Congratulations to Orla Doyle (UCD) on winning the Novartis prize for the best paper in Health Economics at the 2015 Irish Economic Association annual Meeting. Orla received the prize for her paper (with N. Fitzpatrick, J. Lovett and C. Rawdon) titled “Early Intervention and Childhood Health: Evidence from a Dublin based Trial” .

Cormac Ó Gráda (UCD) has new book published

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Princeton University Press have just published Cormac Ó Gráda’s Eating People is Wrong and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past and Its Future (

This is Cormac’s fourth book with Princeton UP.  The others are Black ’47 and Beyond: the Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory (1999); Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History (2006), and Famine: A Short History (2009).

Over the last several years, most of Cormac’s research has been joint work with colleague Morgan Kelly.  They have a paper (with former UCD student Neil Cummins, of LSE) due out soon on the last outbreaks of plague in London, and they have just written one on ‘Adam Smith, Watches and the Industrial Revolution’.

Professor Mardi Dungey appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting Maynooth University

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Professor Mardi Dungey, Professor of Economics and Finance and  Associate Dean of Research at the University of Tasmania, has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting at Maynooth University from January 2015 for a three year term.  Mardi’s research interests combine the empirical sides of finance and economics, particulary in her interests in the effects of financial crises on open economies and policy assessment. She is responsible for developments in modelling frameworks for open economies and for applications to Australian and other economies. Mardi is an expert in contagion effects during financial crises and has a recent book on modelling contagion published by OUP. You can read more about Mardi’s work here.

Professor Kevin O’Rourke Appointed as Visiting Professor to UCD School of Economics

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Professor Kevin O’Rourke has been appointed as a Visiting Professor in Economics at UCD. Currently University of Oxford Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College, Kevin’s research lies at the intersection of economic history and international economics. He has done a lot of work on the history of globalization, and is currently working on the history of the international economy during the interwar period. He is also interested in the political economy of trade and trade policy, in the links between globalization and war, and more generally in the history of economic growth.