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Whitaker Institute Research Day 2018

April 19, 2018

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We are delighted to announce details of the Whitaker Institute Research Day 2018 which will take place in the Hardiman Research Building at NUI Galway on Thursday, 19th April. Our Research Day is an opportunity for researchers from across multiple disciplines at NUI Galway to meet and discuss how the multi-perspective research of the Whitaker Institute, on a range of social and economic issues, can promote a more sustainable and inclusive society. We are particularly pleased to welcome Professor Edgar Morgenroth, Professor of Economics at DCU Business School, who will deliver the keynote speech on the day. Professor Morgenroth will highlight how spatial patterns impact on economic performance (national and regional) and how economic forces shape the economic geography. A key aim of this year’s Research Day will be to assist members of the Whitaker Institute and researchers from STEM disciplines to identify cross-disciplinary research opportunities. Relating such research opportunities to the UN Sustainability Goals will be an area for particular discussion on the day, given the latter’s prominence in both the national and EU research agenda. Research output from Whitaker research clusters will also be on display through posters in the foyer throughout the day.

This is a free event.

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A background on our keynote speaker, Prof Edgar Morgenroth.

Professor Edgar Morgenroth is a Professor of Economics in DCU Business School. He is also an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association having served as its vice chairman and treasurer. He has held positions at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) for almost twenty years, and has worked at Keele University and the Strategic Investment Board (SIB).Professor Morgenroth holds a PhD in Economics from Keele University in the UK, and Bachelor’s (Economics and Geography) and Masters (Economics and Finance) degrees from Maynooth University. He is also an alumnus of Boston College, having been awarded a Diploma in Urban Economic Development in Boston (MA).

Prof Morgenroth’s current research focuses on the Project Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework, the Dublin Metro North underground plan, the proposed Cork-Limerick motorway, and the implications of Brexit for Ireland.