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ESRI Director, Professor Frances Ruane, and TCD Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast with President Michael D Higgins at the launch of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) agreed a new strategic partnership in July 2010. The agreement enables both institutions to build collaborative and complementary strengths in the social sciences.
One of the key initiatives under the new alliance is the establishment of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in Ireland, launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins on 4th April 2012. This Centre will combine the expertise in both institutions, and provide opportunities for developing joint research projects and for training graduate students and other researchers in the associated methodologies. More ..
Another joint initiative was the ESRI-TCD conference on the theme of Globalisation. Research results from two IRCHSS-funded projects were discussed. These projects focused on the effects of globalisation on the Irish economy and related policy responses.
Joint lecture on "Globalisation, Growth Strategies and the Financial Crisis”
Professor Arvind Virmani, Executive Director at the IMF with Iulia Siedschlag and Frances Ruane, ESRI, at the Joint ESRI/IIIS TCD Lecture “Globalisation, Growth Strategies and the Financial Crisis” 19/6/2012
Arvind Virmani, Executive Director at the IMF and Affiliate Professor, George Mason University (and Distinguished Senior Fellow, School of Public Policy - CEMP, GMU). addressed a joint leorganised by the ESRI and the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), TCD.
The presentation started by outlining some of the dimensions of Globalization relevant for Global growth. It then highlighted the growth acceleration in countries that took advantage of globalization to accelerate growth. It highlighted some of the commonalities and differences in the growth strategies adopted by successful countries. It explored the impact of this faster growth on per capita income convergence and on the structure of the World Economy. It concluded by analyzing the effect of the global financial crisis on the global economy and explored how the growth strategies will need to adapt.