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Dr. Michael King

Assistant Professor (Economics)
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Michael King is Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. His research is on the micreconomics of development with a focus on financial inclusion and social protection. Michael is a co-founder of the Trinity Impact Evaluation Unit (TIME) and regularly contributes to the lliterature on development policy. His large scale research project spans five countries; Kenya, India, Malawi, Mauritania and Zambia. Michael has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for International Integration Studies (2007-2012), economist with Forfás and the National Competitiveness Council in Dublin (2016-2017) and is the founder and former Chief Executive Officer (2001-2004) of Dublin based international development agency Suas Educational Development. Michael holds a Masters in economics and international development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University and a BA and PhD in economics from Trinity College Dublin. Michael has been awarded the O'Reilly Foundation Scholarship (2003), the Fulbright Scholarship (2004), the John F. Kennedy Scholarship (2004) and the Provost Teaching Award (2017).
  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
 The Impact of Innovative Mobile Financial Products on Vulnerable Groups in Kenya

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Research Associate, Trinity Research in Social Science (TRISS)
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Research Affiliate, Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) 2016
Member, American Economic Association 2013
European Economics Association 2013
Distribution and Poverty in, editor(s)John O'hagan and Francis O'Toole , The Economy of Ireland: Policy Making in a global Context, Palgrave Macmillan , 2017, pp205 - 235, [Michael King], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Michael King, Broadening the Global Development Framework Post 2015: Embracing Policy Coherence and Global Public Goods , European Journal for Development Research, 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Amrik Heyer and Michael King, The Kenyan Financial Transformation (2005-2015), FSD Kenya, 2015, Book, APPROVED
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
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  URL
Social Justice: Distribution, Poverty and Policy Responses in, editor(s)John O'Hagan and Carol Newman , The Economy of Ireland, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 2011, pp205 - 235, [Michael King], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
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
  

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, PUBLISHED
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
Ireland's Treasure by National Competitiveness in, editor(s)Ed Burke and Ronan Lyons , Next Generation Ireland, Dublin, Blackhall Publishing, 2011, pp91 - 114, [Michael King], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Frank Barry, Michael King and Alan Matthews, Policy Coherence for Development (PCD): The State of Play in Ireland, Dublin, Institute for International Integration Studies, 2009, Book, PUBLISHED
Vahagn Galstyan , Michael King and Alan Matthews, The Competitiveness of UK Priority Export Sectors, London, United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI), 2009, Report, ACCEPTED

  

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Provost Teaching Award 2017
Provost Teaching Award Commendation 2016
O'Reilly Scholarship 2004
John F. Kennedy Scholarship 2004
Fulbright Scholarship (awarded) 2004