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Academic biography

Dr. Michael Breen is an Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government. His research is 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 is also interested in the political economy of corruption and anti-corruption policies. He has written many articles on these topics, including articles in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Common Market Studies, European Union Politics, and the European Journal of International Relations. His most recent book publication is the co-authored, Resilient Reporting: Media Coverage of Irish Elections Since 1969 (Manchester University Press, 2019). His first 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 an External Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. He is also a member of Transparency International's expert advisory network. In 2018, he was a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy. From 2016-18, he completed a two-year term as a member of the Royal Irish Academy's International Affairs Committee. 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.Personal website and CV