Welcome to the Department of Economics in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. Ranked 1st in Ireland QS Subject Ranking, 2022. Recognised internationally for our research expertise, particularly in applied economics, we are committed to delivering high quality teaching and providing world-class postgraduate programmes.
What happened to the Silicon Valley Bank and why does it matter? By Professor Davide RomelliThe Silicon Valley Bank collapsed last Friday, once again shedding light on the fragility of the financial system. Please follow the link to find out more.
Philip Lane delivers speech on 'Underlying Inflation'It was great to welcome ECB Chief Economist and alumnus Philip Lane back to campus this morning. Philip provided in-depth analysis on post-COVID inflation and hinted strongly at further rate hikes.
Public Lecture by Paschal Donohoe 2nd March.Minister for Public Expenditure, President of the Eurogroup, and School of SSP alumnus Paschal Donohoe (BESS, Political Science, 1996) returns to Trinity to examine leadership in an era of rolling crises.
Index of Central Bank Independence, by Trinity College Professor, added to the 2023 Quality of GovernmentThis dataset provides information on a comprehensive index of CBI covering a wide range of central bank characteristics based on the charters of 154 central banks, over the period 1972–2017. From the paper The political economy of reforms in Central Bank design: evidence from a new dataset.