Peter Neary

  • Professor of Economics
  • University of Oxford



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Peter Neary is Professor of Economics at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellow of Merton College. He is also an Associate Member of Nuffield College Oxford and he retains an association with University College Dublin where he was Professor of Political Economy from 1980 to 2006. At Oxford he teaches International Trade at undergraduate (P.P.E.) and graduate (M.Phil.) levels, and convenes the Merton Seminar in International Trade. Born in 1950 in Drogheda, Ireland, Peter Neary was educated at University College Dublin and Oxford, where he completed his D.Phil. in 1978. He has been a post-doctoral Visiting Scholar at MIT and a Visiting Professor at Princeton, Berkeley, Queen's University in Kingston Ontario, the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, and the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. He was an editor of the European Economic Review from 1986 to 1990 and has served on a number of other editorial boards. He was President of the European Economic Association in 2002, and played a leading role in establishing the Journal of the European Economic Association. Measuring the Restrictiveness of International Trade Policy by Jim Anderson and Peter Neary was published by MIT Press in 2005. Peter Neary has also edited three other books and published over a hundred professional papers. His main research field is international trade theory, where he has worked on short- to long-run adjustment, the economics of resource-rich economies (especially the "Dutch Disease"), trade and industrial policy, and the implications of imperfect competition (especially oligopoly) for trade and globalisation, among other topics. He has also written on consumer theory (including rationing and index numbers), industrial organisation (including the economics of research and development), and macroeconomics (including international macro theory and Irish economic policy).