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New Appointments to Lectureships, all from 1 September 2008

Catia Batista holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, an MSc from the Catholic University of Leuven and a BSc from the Portuguese Catholic University. She is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where she has been teaching graduate macroeconomics and international trade. Her research interests lie in the intersection of economic growth and international economics, with particular emphasis on capital flows and labour migration.

Eleanor Denny holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics and an MBS in Quantitative Finance from University College Dublin, and was awarded the 1999 Patrick Semple Medal in Economics. Following completion of her MBS, Eleanor worked as a power and energy financial analyst in the project finance department of KBC bank before commencing her PhD on the costs and benefits of wind generation. Eleanor is currently a Research Lecturer in the Electricity Research Centre at University College Dublin. Her research interests are in the area of renewable energy integration, electricity markets and energy policy.

Vahagn Galstyan holds a PhD in economics from Trinity College Dublin, and is currently a research fellow at the Institute for International Integration Studies. His primary field of interest is international macroeconomics, with research concentrating on the determinants of exchange rates.

Pedro Vicente> holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago (2005) and an MSc (Econ.) from the London School of Economics. His undergraduate studies were at the Portuguese Catholic University . Pedro comes to us from the University of Oxford, where he is currently a research fellow and where he has been teaching graduate microeconomics and development economics. His research interests are in the field of the political economy of development, with a focus on field experiments.

Michael Wycherley holds a PhD in economics from the European University Institute in Florence and an MSc from the University of Southampton. He has spent the past year on a temporary contract at Trinity College Dublin, teaching undergraduate courses. His research interests are in macroeconomics and economic growth, with particular emphasis on technological innovation and adoption.

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