Kate Hynes


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Dr. Kate Hynes is an international trade economist. Her research focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI). This includes government policies that affect FDI such as taxes, infrastructure investments and intellectual property rights. Her research also focuses on how policies in China differ from those in the US and Europe in relation to attracting foreign capital.

Kate has lectured across different countries including Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia and North Korea. Her international experience has sparked interest in the area of behavioural economics, in particular in how beliefs across cultures impact people decision making process. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Davies, Ronald B.;Han, Yutao;Hynes, Kate;Wang, Yong (2022) 'Competition in taxes and intellectual property right'. Review of International Economics, . [DOI]
2022 R., R.,H., H.,K., K.,K., K.,Y., Y. (2022) 'Evaluation of outward foreign direct investment environment in China'. Transnational Corporations Review, -  .
2021 Hynes, K.;Liu, Y.;Ma, J.;Wooton, I. (2021) 'Tax competition for FDI: China’s exceptional approach'. International Tax and Public Finance, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Eckel, C.;Han, Y.;Hynes, K.;Zhang, J. (2021) 'Structural fund, endogenous move and commitment'. International Tax and Public Finance, 28 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Guo, F.;Opoku, E.E.O.;Hynes, K.;Yan, I.K.M. (2021) 'Fiscal Decentralization and Fiscal Multiplier in China'. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, . [Link] [DOI]
2020 Hynes, K.;Kwan, Y.K.;Foley, A. (2020) 'Local linkages: The interdependence of foreign and domestic firms in Ireland'. Economic Modelling, 85 . [Link] [DOI]
2020 Eric E.O Opoku, Isabel K.M. Yan, Kate Hynes (2020) 'Reaching up and reaching out: the impact of competition on firms' productivity and export decisions'. Pacific Economic Review, 25 (1):69-101.
2020 Liu, H.;Zong, Z.;Hynes, K.;De Bruyne, K. (2020) 'Can China reduce the carbon emissions of its manufacturing exports by moving up the global value chain?'. Research in International Business and Finance, 51 . [Link] [DOI]
2019 Kate Hynes, Jie Ma, Cheng Yuan (2019) 'Transport infrastructure investments and competition for FDI'. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 66 (4):511-526.
2018 Gerda Dewit, Kate Hynes, Dermot Leahy (2018) 'Corporate Tax Games With Cross Border Externalities From Public Infrastructure'. Economic Inquiry, 56 (2):1047-1063.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2019 Kate, Kate (2019) Competing in Taxes and Intellectual Property Rights Global Production, Taxes and Trade
2019 Kate, Kate (2019) Competing in Taxes and Intellectual Property Rights Australasia International Trade Workshop
2018 Kate, Kate (2018) Competing in Taxes and Intellectual Property Rights European Trade Study Group
2017 Kate, Kate (2017) Local Linkages: The Interdependance of Foreign and Domestic Firms in Ireland European Trade Study Group
2016 Kate, Kate (2016) Corporate Tax Games with Cross Border Externalities from Public Infrastructure Western Economic Association
2015 Kate, Kate (2015) Corporate Tax Games with Cross Border Externalities from Public Infrastructure International Tax and Public Finance
2015 Kate, Kate (2015) Competing for FDI through Investments in Public Infrastructure Economic Linkages through International Trade, Investment, Migration and Tourism
2013 Kate, Kate,T, T (2013) Competing for Foreign Direct Investment: Taxes and public Infrastructure European Trade Study Group
2013 Kate, Kate,S., S. (2013) An investigation into the impact of public infrastructure on export decisions - a firm level analysis Irish Society of New Economists
2012 Kate, Kate,I., I. (2012) Competing for Foreign Direct Investment through Investment in Public Infrastructure European Trade Study Group

Other Publication

Year Publication
2021 Hynes, K.;Wooton, I. (2021) Special issue introduction. [Link] [DOI]
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Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 International Economics EF310
2022 Topics in Applied Economics EF331
2022 Intermediate Microeconomics 2 EF337
2020 Intermediate Microeconomics EF336
2022 Intermediate Microeconomics 1 EF336A
2020 Intermediate Microeconomics EF210