Naoise McDonagh

Dr Naoise McDonagh


School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr. Naoise McDonagh specializes in international political economy, institutional economics, development and comparative capitalism. He has a BA in political science and philosophy, and an MA in international development, both from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Naoise has a PhD degree from the University of Auckland, specializing in institutional economics and the evolution of economic systems.

Naoise’s research has recently examined the factors driving financial crises, the political economy of differential regional and national economic growth, and the institutional underpinnings of successful development. Examples of publication outlets include The Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Routledge’s Frontiers in Political Economy series, Culture and Organization, and the Journal of Economic Issues. Research in progress analyses the political economy of WTO reform and the growing shift to plurilateral trade agreements. Of special concern is the re-emergence of state-led capitalism and the growing role of state-owned enterprises in global trade. Naoise welcomes collaboration on these research interests.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 McDonagh, N. (2021). The evolution of bank bailouts: two centuries of variation, selection and retention. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 31(3), 1065-1088.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2
    2021 McDonagh, N. (2021). Credit Guidance for a Desired Economy: An Original Institutional Economics Critique of Financialization. Review of Radical Political Economics, 53(4), 675-693.
    2020 McDonagh, N. (2020). Is Capitalism Ending? An Institutional-Evolutionary View. Journal of Economic Issues, 54(3), 667-691.
    2019 McDonagh, N. (2019). One-dimensional times: a dialectical response to the Irish Times ’ coverage of the global financial crisis. Culture and Organization, 25(1), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2017 McDonagh, N. (2017). The Long Depression: How it happened, why it happened, and what happens next. By Michael Roberts, Haymarket Books, 2016. Counterfutures: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa, (3), 189-200.
    2017 McDonagh, N. (2017). Jane Kelsey (2015) The FIRE Economy: New Zealand's Reckoning. Wellington, New Zealand. Bridget Williams Books with the New Zealand Law Society. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 6(4), 119-121.
    2016 McDonagh, N. (2016). How to frame a bank bailout: Lessons from Ireland during the Global Financial Crisis. Przestrzeń Społeczna (Social Space), 12(2), 84-112.
    McDonagh, N. (n.d.). Generation Rent. Counterfutures, 1.
    McDonagh, N. (n.d.). System Rivalry during Pandemic Times: A Political Economy View of Great Power Vaccine Diplomacy. SSRN Electronic Journal.
    McDonagh, N. (n.d.). ‘Neoliberalism’ as a ‘Trash-Can’ Concept: Re-Thinking the ‘End of Neoliberalism’ Debate Post-2008. SSRN Electronic Journal.
    McDonagh, N. (n.d.). Finance As Capitalism's Real Economy?. SSRN Electronic Journal.
    McDonagh, N. (n.d.). The End of Capitalism, Again? An Institutional-Evolutionary View. SSRN Electronic Journal.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 McDonagh, N. (2019). Tales of austerity, and a crisis of wealth distribution. In K. Power, T. Ali, & E. Lebdušková (Eds.), Discourse analysis and austerity: critical studies from economics and linguistics (pp. 159-176). Abingdon, UK and New York, USA: Routledge.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2021 Draper, P., & McDonagh, N. (2021). The missing anchor: Why the EU should join the CPTPP. Sydney, Australia: Lowy Institute.
    2020 Lacey, S. B. C., Draper, P., & McDonagh, N. (2020). Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of the Australian Parliament: Inquiry into the Implications of COVID-19 Pandemic for Australia's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Elsevier BV.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2021 McDonagh, N. (2021). Is plurilateralism making the WTO an institutional zombie?. East Asia Forum.
    2021 McDonagh, N., & Draper, P. (2021). Reforming industrial subsidies usage through the WTO: process proposals. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
    2021 Draper, P., Freytag, A., Gao, H., Kautz, M., McDonagh, N., Matthias, M., & Tu, X. (2021). Domestic Distortions Through Industrial Subsidies: Reframing the G20's Potential Perspective. G20-Insights.
    2020 McDonagh, N. (2020). Sure, let’s bring production onshore, but it might not ensure supplies. The Conversation.
    2020 Draper, P., Ambaw, D., Freytag, A., McDonagh, N., Wang, W., & Wilson, K. (2020). Industrial Subsidies, Market Competition, Global Trade and Investment: Towards a Research Agenda. Institute for International Trade.
    2020 McDonagh, N., & Draper, P. (2020). Industrial Subsidies, State-Owned Enterprises and WTO Reform: Prospects for Cooperation?. Elsevier BV.

Naoise has taught economic sociology and comparative institutional economics in European and Australasian universities. He believes in continually developing his pedagogical practice through insights into the latest theoretical and practical research. Naoise's teaching regularly receives the highest commendations from his students through official anonymized student evaluations. The following qualitative assessment is typical of student feedback: "Naoise creates a classroom environment which is really thought provoking, everyone has a chance to participate in and contribute to the class work" (Sociol 100, 2019, Semester 1, University of Auckland). Quantitative analysis of evaluations across five semesters between 2016-2019 indicate student satisfaction of over 90%. These outcomes are reflective of Naoise's commitment to high-engagement teaching.

Courses taught in 2020

Course coordinator: 'Principles of International Trade and Development" (TRADE 7004)

Course coordinator: 'Research Methods in International Trade' (TRADE 7003)

Course contributor: 'International Trade: Negotiations & Agreements' (TRADE 5000)

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Supply Chain Resilience in the Australian Solar Panel Industry: A global value chain risk assessment approach University of Adelaide Master in International Trade and Development Master Full Time Alexander Mueller
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor A Study of Geoeconomics and Australia: Enhancing Australia’s Strategic Response in the Face of Growing Economic Coercion and Geopolitical Trade Tensions The University of Adelaide Master in International Trade and Development Master Full Time Joshua McMullan
    2021 - 2021 Principal Supervisor The effect of telecommunication penetration on international trade performance: Evidence from four East African Community Partner States University of Adelaide Master of International Trade and Development Master Full Time Danby L. Mudachi
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Research outputs and research education, School of Economics and Public Policy University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Main Research Committee, School of Economics and Public Policy University of Adelaide Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Journal Peer Reviewer: Review of Radical Political Economics (IM 0.976) Peer Review University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 - ongoing Policy and Engagement Managing Editor, Institute for Internatioanl Trade Editorial University of Adelaide
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83131409
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Institute for International Trade

Connect With Me
External Profiles