Patrick Paul Walsh
Patrick Paul Walsh is the Professor of International Development Studies in University College Dublin, Ireland. 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 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 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 co-directs the TCD-UCD Masters in Development Practice. He chairs the Academic Steering Committee of the Global Association of Masters of Development Practice that is based at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
His professional activities include honorary secretary, and editor of the Journal, of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. 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 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 UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.