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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

  • Economics PhD Students Attend Prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
    Two PhD Economics students were recently selected to attend the prestigious 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences along with young economists from more than 80 countries around the world.
  • TCD economist contributes to new book on rented sector
    Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, is one of the contributors to a new book, 'Renting in Ireland', edited by Lorcan Sirr. The book, which includes perspectives on the social, voluntary and private rented sectors and is the first book of its kind for Ireland, includes a wide array of contributors. Ronan's chapter outlines trends in rents in Ireland since the 1940s and spatial trends over the last 15 years. The book is available to purchase from the IPA.
  • New Edition of 'The Economy of Ireland' Launched by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan
    The completely reworked 12th edition of The Economy of Ireland: National and Sectoral Policy Issues edited by Professor of Economics, John O’Hagan and Assistant Professor in Economics, Carol Newman in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, was launched on September 18th by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, at Government Buildings.

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Grattan PhD Scholarships

Three of these prestigious scholarships are available for students entering in 2014/2015. These scholarships run for four years and cover fees and an annual stipend of €20,000. As part of the scholarship, Grattan scholars contribute to the department’s teaching programme.

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Last updated 2 July 2014 economics@tcd.ie.