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Dr Michael Breen

Law and Government

Name: Dr Michael Breen
Department: Law and Government
Role: Government
Phone Number: 01 700 6590
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Room: C227
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

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Dr. Michael Breen is an Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government. He is on sabbatical leave and will be a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, in 2018.

His research interests are focused on the study of international political economy, particularly the politics of finance, the role of international organisations in the global economy, and the International Monetary Fund. He has written many articles on these topics, including recent articles in International Studies Quarterly, European Union Politics, and the European Journal of International Relations. His recent book, The Politics of IMF Lending, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013.

In 2014-15, he was Principal Investigator of POLSENT (Policy, Sentiment and Financial Markets), a project funded by the Irish Research Council. The project used new methods from computer science to help us understand the relationship between the media and financial markets. In 2016-17, his new work on this topic was funded by Enterprise Ireland.

He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy's International Affairs Committee and an External Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. He was Secretary of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (2014-5) and Programme Chairperson of DCU’s MA in International Relations and MA in International Security and Conflict Studies (2012-2017). 

He has supervised several PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to completion and welcomes applications from prospective students and researchers interested in international relations, international political economy, and international organisations.

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