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B.A. (N.U.I.), M.A. (DUBL.), M.ECON.SC. (N.U.I.), Ph.D (L.S.E.): Government of Ireland, Marie Curie, IZA and RSA Fellow.
Patrick Paul Walsh is currently the Chair of International Development Studies in University College Dublin, Ireland. During the academic year 2014-2015 he is a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Earth Institute and adjunct Professor in the School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York. He is also a Senior Adviser to the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Government of Ireland, Marie Curie (Brussels), IZA (Bonn), RSA (London) and REPOA (Tanzania) Fellow.
During 1992-2007 he worked in Trinity College Dublin. He left Trinity College Dublin as a College Fellow and Dean of Social and Human Sciences. He was a Visiting Professor at K.U. Leuven during 1997-1999 and a Research Scholar in the Department of Economics, Harvard University, during the academic year 2002-2003.
He co-ordinates the UCD Ph.D. in Global Human Development which trains academic staff in East African Universities up to a Ph.D. level across several subject areas. He chairs the TCD-UCD Masters in Development Practice. He also is the chair of the Academic Steering Committee of the Global Association of Masters of Development Practice that is based at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
He is a member of the Social Science Committee for Science Europe (See Opinion Paper published on ‘Diamond Engagements’by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences). His professional activities include honorary secretary, and editor of the Journal, of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland (good example of a stackeholder public policy partnership at the national level). He has extensive experience providing external services for the Irish Competition Authority, la Fiscalía Nacional Económica in Chile, European Commission, World Bank, IMF, EBRD, Ifo Institute and REPOA.
Amongst other journals he has published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Journal of Comparative Economics. His current research is on Agricultural Productivity in East Africa, Social Security for all, Socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS, Elections in Malawi, Post-Conflict Resolution, Cartels and Global Food Security and issues surrounding the post-2015 Development Agenda.
Patrick Paul Walsh joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2001.