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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.

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News

  • EU Ambassador to the US gives Henry Grattan Lecture
    David O’Sullivan gave a talk on EU-US Relations at the Irish Embassy in London recently as part of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s flagship lecture series. Dr O’Sullivan graduated from Trinity in 1975 with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Sociology.
  • Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards Recognise Commitment to Teaching and Learning
    Teaching assistants in the School have been recognised for their outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. Congratulations to the winners: Caroline Mehigan (Economics), Keith Begley (Philosophy), Miriam Sorace (Political Science) and Caitriona Delaney (Sociology).
  • 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”.

In The Spotlight

Now Accepting Postgraduate Applications

We are now accepting applications for the M.Sc. in Economics and PhD programme

 

The Grattan Scholars

PhD Scholarship Programme with the aim of advancing cutting-edge social science research and teaching.

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Last updated 25 February 2015 economics@tcd.ie.