May 15, 2018

The Centre for Cross Border Studies invite you to their 3rd Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture given by Professor Edgar Morgenroth, Professor of Economics, DCU on Thursday 21 June 2018

“The Economic Geography of the Island of Ireland”

When discussing economic issues the geographic dimension is often ignored, even though geography is often central to the issue.  Likewise, the cross border dimension to economic phenomena is regularly ignored. This lecture presents an analysis of economic data at an All-Island sub-national level. For example, an analysis of the distribution of economic activity, measured by employment, in different sectors across the island of Ireland will be presented. Another topic that will be explored is the accessibility of transport infrastructure. The analysis shows the significant heterogeneity both within Northern Ireland and Ireland and also shows significant cross border spillovers.

Professor Edgar Morgenroth is Professor of Economics in the Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. He is also an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association having served as its vice chairman and treasurer. He has held positions at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Keele University and the Strategic Investment Board (SIB).

The event takes place on Thursday 21st June 2018 at 10.30am in the Main Site Tower, Queen’s University Belfast

R.S.V.P to Tricia Kelly, or 028 3751 1616


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