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Cormac Ó Gráda, University College, Dublin.

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Professor Cormac Ó Gráda, School of Economics, UCD. His current research focuses on living standards, population, and climate in pre-industrial Europe, and on the economic history of famine generally. His most recent books are Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History (Princeton, 2006), Ireland’s Great Famine: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Dublin, 2006), When the Potato Failed (with Eric Vanhaute and Richard Papin, Brepols, 2007), and Famine: A Short History (Princeton, 2009).


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Research Interests

Climate change - famine - desertification - crop yields.


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Selected Publications

Ó Gráda and McCabe, D. (2010) `Better off thrown behind a ditch': Enniskillen workhouse during the Irish Famine, In: Denie, M. and Farrell, S. (eds.), Festschrift for James S. Donnelly. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

Ó Gráda, C. (2009) Famine: A Short History. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Ó Gráda, C. (2008) The Irish economy half a century ago, In: Miley, M. (ed.), Growing Knowledge: 50 Years of Agriculture and Food Research. Dublin: Teagasc.

Ó Gráda, C. (2006) Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Social Science History. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Ó Gráda, C. (2006) Ireland's Great Famine: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Dublin: University College Dublin Press.

Dickson, D. and Ó Gráda, C. (eds.) (2003) Refiguring Ireland: Essays on Social and Economic History in Honour of Louis M. Cullen. Dublin: The Lilliput Press.

Dyson, T. and Ó Gráda, C. (2002) Famine Demography: Evidence from the Past and the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ó Gráda, C. (1999) Black '47 and Beyond: the Great Irish Famine in History, Economy and Memory. Princeton: Princeton University Press.