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Niamh Hardiman

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School of Politics and International Relations

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+353 87 202 7392
niamh.hardiman@ucd.ie
University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

I am a Professor in UCD SPIRe, a Research Fellow and member of the Executive of UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, and a Fellow of Dublin European Institute. I studied in UCD (BA, MA) and at Nuffield College, Oxford (DPhil), and worked for a while at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. For several years I was Tutor in Politics and a Fellow of Somerville College Oxford, before moving to UCD. I'm currently Director of the interdisciplinary UCD Public Policy Programme, including the Master of Public Policy (MPP). I am currently serving as a member of the External Advisory Board of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES).My research interests centre on political economy and public policy. I'm interested in the politics underlying policy outcomes; the politics of how public policy priorities are formed and implemented; the implications of institutional design for 'good governance'; and the political economy of growth, distribution and redistribution. Here is a podcast interview. I was awarded an Irish Research Council (IRC) Senior Research Fellowship in 2003/4. In 2012, I held a Research Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working on fiscal responses to the Eurozone crisis.I led an interdisciplinary project that gave rise to the Irish State Administration Database, and am now leading a project on Building State Capacity, as part of a programme of research on 'Innovative Public Policy' that is based in UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy. I lead an international project on The Political Economy of the European Periphery, the book from which will published by Oxford University Press. I participate in the H2020 project The Choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member States' Preferences for Economic and Financial Integration, EMU-SCEUS, SEP-210171108.I convened an ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop in Warsaw in March 2015, jointly with Sven Steinmo (EUI), on The New Politics of Taxation. Among my recent papers are work on comparative fiscal response to crisis, methodological challenges arising from analysis of fiscal policy choices, the political economy of housing bubbles, new approaches to thinking about the European 'periphery', the effects of crisis on state structures, the implications of state structures for vulnerability to crisis, and the fiscal foundations of the state.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin School of Politics and International Relations1 Sep 2002 - present
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Fellow and Tutor in Politics
    Somerville College, Oxford30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Lecturer in Politics
    Somerville College, Oxford30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Occasional undergraduate tutor
    Oxford University30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Research Assistant
    Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999

DEGREES

  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • DPhil
    Oxford University UK
  • MA
    University College Dublin

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Irish
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • German
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, speak and understand