Dr Naoise McDonagh
|Org Unit||Institute for International Trade|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 1409|
Dr. Naoise McDonagh researches international political economy, institutional economics, and comparative capitalism, with specialization in the evolution of economic systems. He has researched and worked in Universities in Europe, New Zealand and Australia (current). Naoise served two years in the Irish Defence Forces (2002-2004), and worked in the private sector prior to academia. He regularly publishes his research with international journals, book publishers and in leading policy forums such as the G20’s annual Think 20 policy event, and contributes to domestic and international media coverage of political economy issues. Research in progress analyses the political economy of WTO reform, the rise of geopolitical instability and its effect on trading relationships, the re-emergence of state-led capitalism and the growing role of state-owned enterprises in global trade. Naoise welcomes collaboration on these research interests.
Awards & Achievements
- Shortlisted: 'The University of Adelaide Executive Dean Award for Vision, Service, Culture, External Engagement Award, 2020'
- Awarded University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, 2015-2018 (full fees and stipend)
- Neil Smith Graduate Research Award 2014, National University of Ireland, Galway (top 250 globally ranked University)
This award was inaugurated at the 45th Conference of Irish Geographers in 2013 to commemorate the late Neil Smith, an internationally recognised political geographer who was the MA programme’s external assessor. The student with best MA thesis receives the award.
- Short-listed as ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2014 Global Undergraduate Awards
Naoise has taught economic sociology and comparative institutional economics in European and Australasian universities. He believes in continually developing his pedagogical practice through insights into the latest theoretical and practical research. Naoise's teaching regularly receives the highest commendations from his students through official anonymized student evaluations. The following example is typical of student feedback: "Naoise creates a classroom environment which is really thought provoking, everyone has a chance to participate in and contribute to the class work" (Sociol 100, 2019, University of Auckland Student Evaluation). This statement is reflective of both qualitative and quantative measures of Naoise's teaching evaluations.
'Principles of International Trade and Development', Trade 7004, Postgraduate level (Course coordinator).
'Reserach Methods in International Trade, Trade 7003, Postgraduate level (Course coordinator)
'International Trade: Negotiations & Agreements, Trade 5000, Postgraduate level (Course contributor)
· Political Economy of International Trade
· Institutions, Trade and Development
· Comparative Capitalism and Variation in Development Paths
2018 Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) University of Auckland
Project title: ‘From Darwin, To Marx(ists): “Variation is part of species essence”’, presented at Union for Radical Political Economy, 50th Anniversary Conference, UMASS, MA.
Project title: ‘Why finance is the real economy’, presented at Intersections of Finance and Society, City University of London.
Project title: ‘Framing Finance during Crisis’, presented at the Inaugural Cultural Political Economy Conference, Lancaster University, UK.
2015 3-year University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
Project title: ‘The End of Capitalism, Again? An Institutional-Evolutionary View’
Awarded through competitive tender by: School of Sociology Doctoral Research Committee
Value: $108,000 over three years.
2012 10 Week Research Bursary, NUIG Summer Internship Programme
Project title: ‘Media representation of the Irish economic crisis, 2008-2009’
Awarded by: School of Political Science and Sociology Research Committee, National University of Ireland Galway.
N., (2020) ‘The Evolution of Bank Bailouts: Two centuries of variation,
selection and retention’, Journal of
Evolutionary Economics, 31(3):1065-1088.
- McDonagh, N., ‘Credit Guidance for a Desired Economy: An Original Institutional Economics Critique of Financialization’, Review of Radical Political Economics, https://doi.org/10.1177/04866134211018867
- McDonagh, N., ‘Is Capitalism Ending? An Institutional-Evolutionary View’, Journal of Economic Issues, 54(3): 667-691
- McDonagh, N., (2019) ‘One-Dimensional Times: A Dialectical Response to the Irish Times Coverage of the Global Financial Crisis’, Culture & Organization, 25(1): 32-51.
- McDonagh, N., (2016) ‘How to Frame a Bank Bailout: Lessons from Ireland during the Global Financial Crisis’, Social Space, 12(2): 84-112.
- McDonagh, N., (forthcoming) ‘System Rivalry during Pandemic Times: A Political Economy View of Great Power Vaccine Diplomacy’ in S. Matthewman (ed) A Research Agenda for COVID-19 and Society, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- McDonagh, N., (2019) ‘Tales of Austerity, and a Crisis of Wealth Distribution’ in Discourse Analysis and Austerity: Critical Studies from Economics and Linguistics, edited by K., Power, E., Lebduskova and T., Ali. New York: Routledge.
- McDonagh, N., (2017) ‘The FIRE Economy’ by Jane Kelsey, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 6(4): 119-121.
- McDonagh, N., (2017) ‘The Long Depression: How it happened, why it happened, and what happens next’ by Michael Roberts, Counterfutures: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa, 3: 189-200.
- McDonagh, N., (2016) ‘Generation Rent: Rethinking New Zealand’s Priorities’ by Shamubeel Eaqub and Selena Eaqub. Counterfutures: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa, 1: 167-173.
- McDonagh, N., Draper, P., (2020) ‘Industrial Subsidies, State-Owned Enterprises and WTO Reform: Diverging Agendas and Paths Forward for Cooperation’, Institute for International Trade,
- McDonagh, N., Draper, P., Evenett, S., Freytag, A., Gao, H., (2020) ‘Industrial Subsidies as a Major Policy Response since the Global Financial Crises: Consequences and Remedies’, Think 20, Task Force 1: Trade, Investment and Growth.
- Lacey, S., McDonagh, N., Humphrey, M., and Draper, P., (2020) ‘From Recovery to Continued Prosperity: What Lessons from COVID19?, Institute for International Trade,
- McDonagh, N., (2020) ‘The Evolution of Bank Bailouts: Two centuries of variation, selection and retention’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 31(3):1065-1088.
- Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE)
- World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)
- Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA)
- McDonagh, N., ‘Putting “Values” into Value Chains in an Era of Systemic Rivalry’, Institute for International Trade, April 10.
- McDonagh, Naoise, ‘Is plurilateralism making the WTO an institutional zombie?’, East Asian Forum, February 17, https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/02/17/is-plurilateralism-making-the-wto-an-institutional-zombie/
- Draper, Peter and Naoise McDonagh ‘Reforming industrial subsidies usage through the WTO: process proposals’, OECD Development Matters, https://oecd-development-matters.org/2021/01/14/reforming-industrial-subsidies-usage-through-the-wto-process-proposals/
- McDonagh, N., ‘Sure, let’s bring production onshore, but it might not ensure supplies’, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/sure-lets-bring-production-onshore-but-it-might-not-ensure-supplies-142270
- Freytag, Andreas and Naoise McDonagh, ‘The “German” debate on supply chain ethics: assessing the role for businesses in human rights enforcement’. Institute for International Trade, https://iit.adelaide.edu.au/news/list/2020/07/30/the-german-debate-on-supply-chain-ethics-assessing-the-role-for-businesses-in
- McDonagh, N., ‘Geopolitics, Trade and Protectionism: Covid-19’s impact and paths forward’. Institute for International Trade, https://iit.adelaide.edu.au/news/list/2020/03/27/geopolitics-trade-and-protectionism-covid-19s-impact-and-paths-forward
- McDonagh, N., ‘A Phase One Deal, but for what purpose?’ Institute for International Trade, https://iit.adelaide.edu.au/news/list/2020/01/16/a-phase-one-deal-but-for-what-purpose
- McDonagh, N., ‘Failure of strategic trade diplomacy’, Institute for International Trade, https://iit.adelaide.edu.au/news/list/2019/12/09/failure-of-strategic-trade-diplomacy
- ABC News interview. Section of interview was aired on the 7pm Saturday night ABC news South Australia, relating to the story ‘Bill to ban slave labour imports gains
support as Uyghurs long for missing relatives’, August 21.
- ABC News interview. Multiple direct quotes in online article ‘Bill to ban slave labour imports gains support as Uyghurs long for missing relatives’, August 21.
- Radio interview. Flow FM, Kapunda, South Australia, China’s trade restrictions on Aussie goods such as Wine & Barley, Aug 16.
- Interview for Nikkei Asian Review story on Australia-China trade tensions on 22 Oct 2020, with quotes from interview in the published article: https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Trade/China-trade-pressure-sends-Australia-wake-up-call-to-diversify
- Radio Interview: Radio 2NM, Upper Hunter Valley Sydney: https://www.2nm.com.au/podcast-player/show/7641216-dr-naoise-mcdonagh-supply-chains/2nm-breakfast (July 27th, 2020)
- McDonagh, N., ‘Sure, let’s bring production onshore, but it might not ensure supplies’ originally published by The Conversation was republished in The Canberra Times July 12, 2020 (https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6829237/sure-lets-bring-production-onshore-but-it-might-not-ensure-supplies/
Submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries
- Lacey, S., McDonagh, N., Humphrey, M., and Draper, P., (2020) ‘From Recovery to Continued Prosperity: What Lessons from COVID19?’ submitted to Parliamentary Inquiry: Joint Standing Committee on ‘Defence, Foreign Affairs & Trade Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade’ (August 2020)
- Draper, P., Mcdonagh, N., and Lacey, S., (2020) ‘Supply Chain Security and Australia in the Context of Resilience, Robustness and Diversification’, Submitted policy brief to a Parliamentary Inquiry: Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (September 2020)
Testimony delivered to Parliamentary Inquiry
- Appearance to give testimony at the public hearing for Parliamentary Inquiry: Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (30th September 2020)
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