Patrick Paul Walsh took up the Chair in International Development Studies in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, in 2007. He received a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994. During 1992-2007 he was in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. He left Trinity College Dublin an Associate Professor, College Fellow and Dean of Social and Human Sciences. He was a Visiting Professor at K.U. Leuven during 1997-1999 and a Research Scholar in the Department of Economics, Harvard University, during the academic year 2002-2003.