School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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Dr. Naoise McDonagh's research focuses on how geopolitical tensions are driving transformations within the international political economy, with a particular focus on economic coercion, sanctions and security-driven investment screening. He has researched and worked in Universities in Europe, New Zealand and Australia (current). Also of special concern is the re-emergence of state-led capitalism and the growing role of state-owned enterprises in strategic trade. Naoise welcomes collaboration on these research interests.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Nomination Shortlisted for the Executive Dean Award for Vision, Service, Culture, External Engagement Award University of Adelaide Australia — 2014 Research Award Neil Smith Graduate Research Award National University of Ireland, Galway Ireland EUR 200 2014 Recognition • Short-listed as ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2014 Global Undergraduate Awards The Global Undergraduate Awards United Kingdom —
Year Citation 2022 McDonagh, N. (2022). System Rivalry during Pandemic Times: An Institutional Political Economy View of Great Power Vaccine Diplomacy. In S. Matthewman (Ed.), A Research Agenda for COVID-19 and Society. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 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.
Year Citation 2022 McDonagh, N. (2022). How China challenges the liberal trade order: Coercion, contestation and the socialist market economy. Institute for International Trade.
Year Citation 2022 McDonagh, N. (2022). Will the EU step up to secure rules-based Indo-Pacific trade?. Lowy Institute. 2022 McDonagh, N. (2022). All told, Australian sanctions will have almost zero consequences for Russia. The Conversation. 2021 Freytag, A., Draper, P., & McDonagh, N. (2021). Domestic Distortions Through Industrial Subsidies: Reframing the G20's Potential Perspective. 2021 McDonagh, N. (2021). Putting “Values” into Value Chains in an Era of Systemic Rivalry. Institute for International Trade. 2021 McDonagh, N. (2021). Can the China model be accommodated in the CPTPP?. Lowy Institute. 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). 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.
2020 McDonagh, N., Draper, P., Freytag, A., Gao, H., & Eventt, S. (2020). INDUSTRIAL SUBSIDIES AS A MAJOR POLICY RESPONSE SINCE THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISES: CONSEQUENCES AND REMEDIES.
Universities Australia: Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme
Project title: ‘Value-Based Foreign Economic Relations’
Value: AUD $25,000.00
Lowy Institute: Power and Diplomacy Program
Project title: ‘Regional Trade Agreements and Rule Convergence/Divergence: The Case for the EU to Join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreements for Trans-Pacific Partnership’
Value: AUD $4000
2018 Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) University of Auckland
Project title: ‘From Darwin, To Marx(ists): “Variation is part of species essence”’, presented at Union for Radical Political Economy, 50th Anniversary Conference, UMASS, MA.
2016 PBRF University of Auckland
Project title: ‘Why finance is the real economy’, presented at Intersections of Finance and Society, City University of London.
2015 PBRF University of Auckland
Project title: ‘Framing Finance during Crisis’, presented at the Inaugural Cultural Political Economy Conference, Lancaster University, UK.
2015 3-year University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
Project title: ‘The End of Capitalism, Again? An Institutional-Evolutionary View’
Awarded through competitive tender by: School of Sociology Doctoral Research Committee
Value: $108,000 over three years.
2012 10 Week Research Bursary, NUIG Summer Internship Program
Project title: ‘Media representation of the Irish economic crisis, 2008-2009’
Awarded by: School of Political Science and Sociology Research Committee, National University of Ireland Galway. Value: €2,000.00
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 currently
Course coordinator: Rethinking Capitalism III (ECON 3529)
Course coordinator: 'Principles of International Trade and Development" (TRADE 7004)
Course coordinator: 'Research Methods in International Trade' (TRADE 7003)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Services trade in South Australia: An analysis of economic contribution, trade capabiltiies and existing policy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madeleine Pemberton
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2021 - 2022 Principal Supervisor A Comparative Assessment of China's Application to Join the CPTPP Institute for International Trade Master in International Trade and Development Master Full Time Dongyue Sun 2021 - 2021 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 - 2021 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
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2022 - ongoing Director Board of Directors Australian Institute of International Affairs Australia
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
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2022 - 2022 Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), South Australia Executive Leadership Team Business and professional Australia
Date Office Name Institution Country 2021 - ongoing President Australian Institute of International Affairs South Australia Australia 2021 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide Australia
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2022 - ongoing Journal Peer Reviewer: Cambridge Journal of Economics (IM 2.156) Journal Review Cambridge University United Kingdom 2021 - ongoing Journal Peer Reviewer: Review of Radical Political Economics (IM 0.976) Peer Review Union for Radical Political Economics United States 2020 - ongoing Journal Peer Reviewer: Journal of Institutional Economics (IM 2.05) Peer Review Cambrige University (Cambridge Core) United Kingdom 2019 - ongoing Policy and Engagement Managing Editor, Institute for Internatioanl Trade Editorial University of Adelaide —
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