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Professor Patrick Paul Walsh


Patrick Paul Walsh

Full Professor Of International Development Studies
School of Politics and International Relations
01 716 8435
University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


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, REPOA and RSA Fellow. Patrick Paul Walsh is the Professor of International Development Studies in University College Dublin, Ireland. He also a Senior Advisor to the UN SDSN, New York and Chair of the Academic Steering Committee of the Global Association of Masters of Development Practice, based at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. During the academic year 2014-2015 he was a Visiting Senior Research Scholar and Senior Advisor to the UN SDSN at the Earth Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York. During 1992-2007 he worked in Trinity College Dublin. He left Trinity College Dublin as a College Fellow, Professor of Economics and a 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. Director of the UCD Centre for Sustainable Development Studies, Coordinator of 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 also chairs the UCD MPA in Development Practice (MDP). His professional activities include honorary secretary, and editor of the Journal, of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. He has extensive experience providing external services for the Irish Competition Authority, la Fiscalía Nacional Económica in Chile, European Commission and World Bank. 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 Electoral Studies. His current research focus on issues surrounding the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Governance, Metrics, Agricultural Development in East Africa, Social Security for all, Socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS, Post-Conflict Resolution, Cartels and Global Value Chains.


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MEconSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    London School of Economics & Political Science UK
  • MA
    University College Dublin