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Dr. Michael King

Assistant Professor (Economics)

Dr. Michael King is Assistant Professor of Economic Policy and Director of the MSc in Economic Policy Studies. He is the founder and former Chief Executive (2001 - 2004) of the Irish-based development agency, Suas Educational Development. He graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Public Administration in International Development in June 2006, after being awarded the O'Reilly, Fulbright and John F. Kennedy scholarships. He holds an Honours Degree (2002) and PhD in Economics (2012) from Trinity College, Dublin. Upon his return to Ireland and before joining Trinity, Michael worked as an economist with Forfás (National Competitiveness Council) between 2006 and 2007.
  African Economics   Development economics   Development in Africa   ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GOVERNANCE   Economic Competitiveness   Economic Development   ECONOMIC EVALUATION   ECONOMIC HISTORY   Economic policy making   Finance   financial crises   FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT   Financial Services Regulation   International development   International economics, finance, trade and development   Irish economy, problems   Microeconomics   Political Economics/Economy
 Financial Inclusion and Financial Sector Development in Kenya
 Policy Coherence for Development

A Conceptual Framework for Financial Inclusion and Recent Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa in, editor(s)Loius Brennan , Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration, Dublin, Palgrave, 2014, pp20-32 , [Michael King], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Social Justice: Distribution, Poverty, and Policy Responses in, editor(s)John O'Hagan and Carol Newman , The Economy of Ireland, 12th Edition, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 2014, [Michael King], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Cause and Effect of Financial Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cross Country Evidence from the Finscope Surveys in, editor(s)Robert Cull, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch , Banking the World: Empirical Foundations of Financial Inclusion, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2013, pp45-84 , [Patrick Honohan and Michael King], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Frank Barry, Michael King and Alan Matthews, Policy Coherence for Development: Five Challenges, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 21, 2010, p207-223 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Frank Barry and Michael King, The Coherence of Ireland's Foreign Direct Investment Policy with Development Objectives, Trócaire Development Review, 2009, p97 - 113, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

Amrik Heyer and Michael King, The Kenyan Financial Transformation (2006-2014), FSD Kenya, 2014, Book, APPROVED
Michael King, Green Growth and Poverty Reduction: Policy Coherence for Pro-Poor Growth, 2013, Notes: [OECD Development Cooperation Working Papers, No. 14, OECD Publishing.], Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Niels Keijzer, Michael King, Alan Matthews and Eunike Spierings, Measuring Policy Coherence for Development: Study on Modernising the Comparability of Donor Contributions Post-2015, Maastricht, The Netherlands, ECDPM, 2012, Report, IN_PRESS
Niels Keijzer and Michael King, Monitoring the Effects of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) in Developing Countries, London, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), 2012, Report, PUBLISHED
Michael King and Alan Matthews, Policy Coherence for Development : Indicators for Ireland, Dublin, Institute for International Integration Studies, 2012, 1, 101, Report, PUBLISHED
Keijzer, N., King, M., Spierings, E., Matthews, A. , Measuring Policy Coherence for Development, Maastricht, Netherlands, European Centre for Development Policy Management, May, 2012, 58, Report, PUBLISHED
Niels Keijzer and Michael King, Monitoring the Effects of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Developing Countries, London, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), 2012, Report, PUBLISHED
Michael King, The Unbanked Four-fifths: Informality and Barriers to Banking Services in Nigeria, 2012, Notes: [IIIS Discussion Paper 411], Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Michael King, Is Mobile Banking Breaking the Tyranny of Distance to Bank Infrastructure? Evidence from Kenya, 2012, Notes: [IIIS Discussion Paper 412], Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Ed Burke and Ronan Lyons (editors), Next Generation Ireland, Dublin, Orpen Press, 2011, Book, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
O'Reilly Scholarship 2004
John F. Kennedy Scholarship 2004
Fulbright Scholarship (awarded) 2004