Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search

You are here Programmes & Initiatives > Working Paper Series

TRiSS Working Paper Series

About the TRiSS Working Paper Series

These working papers are pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters, or reviews which have been written by TRiSS associated academics and PhD candidates across the 14 Social Science disciplines in Trinity College Dublin.

The papers posted on this site are in progress, under submission, or in press and forthcoming elsewhere. These papers are not peer-reviewed and the form and content of the papers is the responsibility of the individual authors. The copyright of a Working Paper is held by the author. Please direct any comments or questions about content to the authors.

The proper form for citing Working Papers in this series is: Author (year). Title. TRiSS Working Paper Series TRISS-WPS -#-#, Version #.#

For more information and if you wish to publish a working paper under this series please download the application form

2024 Working Papers

Trends in Central Bank Independence: a De-Jure Perspective

Author: Davide Romelli

Subject Areas: Central Banking, Central Bank Independence, Central Bank Governance, Legislative Reforms


2023 Working Papers

Review of "The Ghostwriters: Lawyers and the Politics behind the Judicial Construction of Europe" by Tommaso Pavone

Author: William Phelan

Subject Areas: European Court of Justice, European Law, Legal History


2022 Working Papers

Agri-Business Firms and Irish Agriculture in the Decades to Independence

Author: Frank Barry

Subject Areas: Economic History, Agri-business firms; Irish agriculture; Early 20th century


2020 Working Papers

Analysis of the acceptance by Dublin's population of technological innovation by age demographic, using AV and SAV as examples

Author: Ciara Sugden

Smart urbanism


The Trade Effects of the Information Provision About Forced and Child Labor

Author: Margaryta Klymak

Subject Area: international trade, child labour, forced labour, social labelling


Can Economics Inform Literary Debate? The Case of American Authors

Author: John O'Hagan

Subject Area: economic history, cultural economics


Changing Patterns of American Ascendancy. Top Graduate Programmes in Economics: Historical Evolution and Recent Evidence

Author: John O'Hagan

Subject Area: Labour economics


Appendix 1


The Role of the German and Italian Constitutional Courts in the Rise of EU Human Rights Jurisprudence: A Response to Delledonne & Fabbrini

Author: William Phelan

Subject Area: Political Science, Law



Robert Lecourt : The ECJ Judge as Journalist and Political Organiser

Author: William Phelan

Subject Area: Political Science, Law



2019 Working Papers

Do State Funding, Geographic Location and Networks Matter?

Authors: John O'Hagan, Denis Murphy, Ruth Barton

Subject Area: Economics, Film/Theatre studies


Reformulating Reformulation: A Technical Appraisal and Policy Context for the 2019 FDI report on the Impact of Ultra-Processed Food Reformulation in Ireland

Authors: Norah Campbell, Kathryn Reilly, Marius Claudy, and Francis Finucane

Subject Area: Health and Business Studies


American Literary Output from early 19th to Late 20th Century: Age, Gender and Spatial Dimensions

Author: John O'Hagan

Subject Area: Economic History, Cultural Economics


Location, Migration and Age: Literary Clusters in Germany from mid-18th to early-20th Century

Authors: Lukas Kuld, and John O'Hagan

Subject Area: Migration


Appendix 1

What Drives the Gender-Cycling-Gap? Census Analysis from Ireland

Authors: William Brazil, James Carroll, and Eleanor Denny

Subject Area: Economics


Student views on transition to higher education: challenges, impacts and suggestions

Author: Eleanor Denny

Subject Area: Economics


2018 Working Papers

The Good Friday Agreement's Impact on Political Cooperation: a review

Authors: David Mitchell, Etain Tannam and Sarah Wallace

Subject Area: Intergovernmental cooperation


Appendix 1

Appendix 2

An Economic Evaluation of Future Electricity Use in Irish Data Centres

Authors: Bryan Coyne, Prof. Eleanor Denny

Subject Area: Energy economics


Inspiring women: Experimental evidence on sharing entrepreneurial skills in Uganda

Authors: Patrick Lubega, Frances Nakakawa, Gaia Narciso, Carol Newman and Cissy Kityo

Subject Area: Development Economics


TRiSS-WPS-04-2018 has been removed and an updated version posted

2017 Working Papers

The Irish Single-Currency Debate of the 1990s in Retrospect

Author: Frank Barry

Subject Area: Economic Policy


Supporting the Educational Attainment and Progress of Children in State Care: A Preliminary Review of International Evidence

Author: Eavan Brady

Subject Area: Social Policy


Working Papers Archive

For TRiSS and IIIS working papers from 2016 and earlier, please visit our archive

TRiSS Member Schools Working Papers

We also invite you to browse articles from one of our member schools:

Economics Working Paper Series



Policy Coherence for Development: The State of Play in Ireland

Authors: Frank Barry, Michael King, and Alan Matthews

Policy Coherence for Development: The State of Play in Ireland In Ireland, the agenda for Policy Coherence for Development is set out in the White Paper on Irish Aid (Government of Ireland, 2006). Responding to PCD developments at EU level, the White Paper adopted coherence as a guiding principle for Ireland's overseas development aid programme. The White Paper committed to working towards a coherent approach to development assistance across all government departments and towards coherence across all development assistance instruments. This book is the first systematic assessment of policy coherence for development (PCD) across Irish Government departments. This book identifies areas and issues where either it appears there may be incoherence between domestic Irish policies and development objectives, or opportunities for win-win outcomes which are not currently being exploited. We make recommendations on policies and actions which government departments might take to advance the PCD agenda. Topics coved include Trade Policy (Chapter 2), Agricultural Policy (Chapter 3), Fisheries (Chapter 4), Migration (Chapter 5), Environment Transport and Energy (Chapter 6), Finance, Enterprise and Science and Technology Policy (Chapter 7) and Defence and Security Issues (Chapter 8).

Kenya's Financial Transformation in the 21st Century

Edited by: Amrik Heyer and Michael King

The aim of this book is to stimulate debate on how we analyse and think about the future of market development and its implications for poverty and growth. The book was commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya as an invitation to scholars to dig more deeply into the data that have been collected over the past ten years by FSD and its partners, especially the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). While a wealth of data exists on Kenya's financial markets, our understanding of market drivers and their development impacts is still limited. Drawing on cutting-edge methodology and sophisticated analysis, the purpose of this book is to take a step back from the narrative of progress that has characterised financial inclusion reports. The chapters take a more critical look at the financial landscape, highlighting constraints to infrastructural expansion, effects of market structure, demand-side drivers of uptake and usage, as well as the implications of financial sector development for poverty and growth. The seven chapters can be grouped into three broad areas. The first three chapters look at the achievements and constraints to formal access, leveraging demand and supply-side data. The middle chapters look at the effects of digitisation on financial inclusion, while the final chapters propose new measures of financial inclusion.