Research Centres & Units
Centre for Economics, Policy and History
The Centre for Economics, Policy and History is an all-Ireland centre of excellence funded by the Higher Education Authority, linking Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast. The Centre’s vision is to connect economic theories to real world applications, to build a durable and stimulating research and teaching infrastructure, and to engage in outreach activities. The Centre will provide training to new generations of economic historians: from offering internship opportunities for undergraduate students, doctoral training and postdoctoral experience for early career researchers, as well as a series of outreach activities in secondary schools across the island.
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Centre for Justice and Values
The Trinity Centre for Justice and Values (TCJV) is a research centre based in the Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy.
The main aim of the Centre is to conduct and promote research in the area of value theory broadly defined, and more specifically on normative questions of justice, rights, fairness by bringing together researchers from different disciplines in College as well as outside it. We envisage a few broad themes around which research would be concentrated: Justice, Equality, Human rights, Responsibility, Gender, and Health. The Centre also seeks to engage with the public and practitioners in the area of social justice with a view to promoting fairness in society.
The Department of Economics is home to the research unit International Macro-TCD (IM-TCD). The aim of IM-TCD is to provide high-quality research in the field of international macroeconomics and finance.
IM-TCD contributes to the global debate on the international economy with a strong focus on key policy issues, and is happy to engage with policy makers, market practitioners, and media. We cover a wide range of topics that, among others, include capital flows, exchange rates, central banking, asset pricing, fiscal policy, and growth.
While the central objective of IM-TCD is to produce research of the highest academic standard to be published in top-journals, IM-TCD also facilitates the dissemination of research more widely and contributes to the public debate. Our members collaborate with public and private institutions, as well as international organisations, such as the BIS, ECB, European Commission, EIB, IMF, World Bank, Central Bank of Ireland, and UniCredit Bank.
Trinity IMpact Evaluation Unit
The Department of Economics is home to the Trinity IMpact Evaluation Unit (TIME) a research centre which brings together economics researchers, development practitioners, and policy makers in a collective effort to estimate and understand the impact of development aid and investments.
TIME's vision is to provide strong evidence of what works, so that better investments with a real impact on the development process can be made. The research group aims to produce research of the highest academic standard while at the same time facilitating the dissemination of research more widely and providing training to development practitioners on rigorous methods of impact evaluation.
Trinity Research in Social Sciences
Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS) brings together researchers in the social sciences from across Trinity College Dublin. It provides a single identifying physical and intellectual location for social science research in Trinity connecting social science researchers across multiple schools for the purposes of collaboration. TRiSS performs an important policy and outreach function for social science research in Trinity and aims to highlight the contribution of social sciences to current public issues. To date, the disciplines represented by TRiSS are Business, Economics, Education, Law, Linguistics, Psychology, Political Science, Social policy, Social work and Sociology.
TRiSS is located in the Sutherland Centre on the 6th floor of the Arts building. The Director of TRiSS is Dr Ronan Lyons from the discipline of Economics, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. It is home to 45 PhD students from multiple disciplines and offers a visiting scholars programme which houses short-term visitors to Trinity. TRiSS also runs a busy calendar of social science related events including over 50 seminars and workshops per annum.