The Economic, Legal and Social benefits of the Lisbon Treaty

Q & A UCD Tuesday 29th 1pm, Theatre Q, UCD Arts Block

The Economic, Legal and Social benefits of the Lisbon Treaty


Dr. Gavin Barrett, Expertise in EU Constitutional Law.

Prof. Patrick Paul Walsh, Expertise in International Development Studies.

Prof. Brian Nolan, Expertise in Public Policy.

Hosted by Generation YES and UCD Students’ Union

By Paul Walsh

Patrick Paul Walsh

B.A. (N.U.I.), M.A. (DUBL.), M.ECON.SC. (N.U.I.), Ph.D (L.S.E.).
Government of Ireland, Marie Curie and IZA Fellow

Patrick Paul Walsh took up the Chair in International Development Studies in School of Politics and International Relations on July 1st 2007. He received a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994. During 1992-2007 he worked in Trinity College Dublin. He left Trinity College Dublin an Associate Professor, 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. His professional activities include being Editor of the Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. He is on the Standing Committee for Social Science in the European Science Foundation. He coordinates UCDs HEA-Irish Aid Programme of Strategic Cooperation 2007-2011. This Programme runs a flagship UCD "Sandwich" Ph.D. in Global Human Development, among other things. He also chairs a TCD-UCD Masters in Development Practice that is part of a Global Network based at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and funded by the MacArthur Foundation. He is on the management committee of the UCD Geary Institute. Amongst other publications he has published in the Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, and the Economics of Transition. His current research in East Africa concerns itself with Household Socioeconomic outcomes in the EARNEST HIV/AIDS clinical trials, food security and election outcomes in Malawi 2009, and IRCHSS Patterns of Post-Conflict Resolution.

5 replies on “The Economic, Legal and Social benefits of the Lisbon Treaty”

Great to see at last there is a balanced and objective consideration of this important issue. More generally, credit to the for faciliting an unbiased debate on this topic free from the usual vested interests and ideological baggage. Keep up the good work!

@Vincent: What are you insinuating? That an academic conference could be biased??? That Generation Yes do not have vested interests other than the welfare of the Irish people??? That the is not a paragon of objectivity and is part of the establisment consensus??? After the Irish Times and RTE, i think the comes next in the impartiality stakes with reference to the coverage of the Lisbon Treaty. I have a funny feeling you must be a CIA agent!!!

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