Department of Economics
Economics was first taught in Trinity College in 1832 when Mountifort Longfield was appointed to the newly established Chair of Political Economy, a chair endowed by the then Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Richard Whately. The Economics Department has a strong research record, with a particular emphasis on applied economics.
- Economics PhD Student Michael Curran Awarded Conniffe Prize
The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Michael Curran who recently won the Denis Conniffe prize for the best paper presented by a young economist at the Irish Economics Association Annual Meeting. Michael received the prize for his paper titled “Interest Rate Volatility and Macroeconomic Dynamics”.
- Professor Gaia Narciso publishes paper in the Journal of Urban Economics
Professor Gaia Narciso, with Guglielmo Barone, Bank of Italy, has published a paper on ‘Organized crime and business subsidies: Where does the money go?’ in the Journal of Urban Economics. The paper analyses the role of organized crime in the allocation of public subsidies to businesses.
- Professor Gaia Narciso publishes paper in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
Professor Gaia Narciso, with Guglielmo Barone, Bank of Italy and Francesco D’Acunto, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, has published a paper on ‘Telecracy: Testing for Channels of Persuasion’ in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. The paper explores how media bias affects electoral outcomes.
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