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Michael Breen

School of Law and Government, Dublin City University

Decoding the Secret Language of the International Monetary Fund


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
203-Stibbs Conference Room

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Public Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Political Economy

Additional Sponsors:
Altman Program in International Studies & Business
The Charles E. Dunbar, Jr.
Fund of the Department of Political Science

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Dr. Michael Breen is a lecturer in international relations at Dublin City University. His research is concerned with international political economy and the role of the International Monetary Fund in the global economy. He has published many articles on these topics, including recent articles in International Studies Quarterly, European Union Politics, and the European Journal of International Relations. He is the author of The Politics of IMF Lending (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

In 2015, Dr. Breen is Principal Investigator of POLSENT: Policy, Sentiment, and Financial Markets, a project funded by the Irish Research Council. The project will produce a new index of economic policy change using automatic content analysis. Before working on this project, Dr. Breen was Programme Chairperson of DCU’s MA in International Relations and MA in International Security and Conflict Studies (2011-2014). In recent years, he was awarded DCU’s President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010) and the Basil Chubb Prize (2011). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Political Studies Association of Ireland. He graduated with a BA, MA, and PhD from University College Dublin.

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Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.