Professor Dermot F McAleese

Dermot McAleeseProfessor Dermot F McAleese received his doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University in 1971 and was Whately Professor of Political Economy at Trinity 1979-2004 and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economic and Social Studies 199-2004. He is currently chair of the Consultative Board of the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS).  He was elected Pro-Chancellor of the University in 2005. 

Reflecting his long standing involvement with the Irish economics profession, Prof McAleese has served as President of the Irish Economic Association, President of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland and Chairman of the Economic and Social Research Institute.  He has also acted on numerous advisory committees and boards set up by the Irish government.  His career has included work as economic advisor and on expert groups with the European Commission, OECD and the World Bank.  He was a non-executive director of the Central Bank of Ireland 1979-1996 and chairman of the Commission on Public Service Pensions, 1996-2001.  

Prof McAleese retired from full time employment in Trinity in 2004 but continues his involvement in teaching and research.  He is an Associate Faculty Member of the Irish Management Institute and is on the faculty of the Graduate School of International Management, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (Paris).  He has written and lectured extensively on international economic policy issues in Ireland and abroad.  He is author of several books and many articles on the Irish economy, European integration, foreign investment and trade.  A third edition of his textbook, Economics for Business:Competition, Macrostability and Globalisation, was published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall in 2004.