Rory O' Donnell

See Rory O' Donnell

Dr. Rory O’Donnell is Director of the Council. In his work as Economist and later Director at NESC he undertook and led analysis on a wide range of economic, social and environmental issues aimed at creation of a shared understanding within the Council and in the Irish policy system.  He has written extensively on social partnership and has been invited to speak internationally on social dialogue and concertation.  He was previously Jean Monet Professor of Business at University College Dublin, where he edited a review of Ireland’s first 25 years in the EU, Europe – The Irish Experience (Institute of European Affairs, 2000) and co-authored Europe’s Experimental Union: Rethinking Integration (Routledge, 2000). He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.  

Tel: 00 353 1 8146332

Email: rory.odonnell@nesc.ie

Selected Bibliography

Embedding Activation and Jobs Policy in Fiscal Correction
Speech to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions National Jobs Summit 'Saving and Creating Jobs: Working Our Way Out of Recession' Gresham Hotel, Dublin, Thursday 26 November, 2009

The partnership state - building the ship at sea
in Adshead, M., P. Kirby and M. Millar (eds.) Contesting the state – Lessons from the Irish case. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008

Growth and Governance in a Global Age
Keynote address at 'The Opportunities and Challenges of Globalisation' seminar, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 15-16 Nov 2007

Social Partnership and the Policy Process
with Damian Thomas, 2006

Social Partnership: Principles, Institutions and Interpretations
Chapter 3, ILO.

The Emergence and Evolution of Social Pacts - County Papers, The Case of Ireland
New Modes of Governance Project, European University Institute: Martin Rhodes, 2005

Beyond Justiciable Rights—Standards and Quality
paper presented to the joint conference of the Human Rights Commission, the Law Society of Ireland and the National Disability Authority, ‘Global trends in Disability Law—the Context for Irish Law Reform’, 13 September 2003.

The Celtic Tiger
presentation to Re-Imagining Ireland conference, University of Virginia, May 2003

Ireland: The Very Idea of an Open Method of Coordination
with Brian Moss, 2003

Ireland in Europe: The Economic Dimension
Dublin: Institute of European Affairs, 2002.

Ireland: Recasting Social Partnership in a New context
with Colm O’Reardon in Phillipe Pochet (ed.) Wage Policy in the Eurozone, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2002.

Ireland: Recasting Social Partnership in a New Context - FRENCH VERSION
a french translation of paper with Colm O’Reardon in Phillipe Pochet (ed.) Wage Policy in the Eurozone, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2002.

Towards Post-Corporatist Concertation in Europe?
in Helen Wallace (ed.) Interlocking Dimensions of European Integration, London, Pinter, 2001.

The Future of Social Partnership in Ireland
a discussion paper prepared for the National Competitiveness Council, May 2001, Dublin: National Competitiveness Council, May 2001

The Future of Social Partnership in Ireland - KOREAN VERSION
a Korean translation of the discussion paper prepared for the National Competitiveness Council, May 2001, Dublin: National Competitiveness Council, May 2001

Partnership at Work in Ireland: A Evaluation of Progress Under Partnership 2000
with Paul Teague, Report to the Department of the Taoiseach, Dublin: Government Publications Office, March 2000.

Europe’s Experimental Union: Rethinking Integration
with Brigid Laffan and M. Smith, London: Routledge, 2000.

Democratic Experimentalism: What to do about Wicked Problems after Whitehall
(And What Scotland May Just Possibly Already Be Doing)’ with Charles F. Sable, a paper presented to the OECD Conference on Devolution Globalization, Implications for Local Decision-Makers, Glasgow, Scotland, 28/29 February, 2000.

The New Ireland in the New Europe
Rory O'Donnell ed Europe - The Irish Experience, Dublin: Institute of European Affairs, 2000.

Social partnership in Ireland’s Economic Transformation
with Colm O’Reardon, in Giuseppe Fajertag and Phillipe Pochet (eds.) Social Pacts in Europe—New Dynamics, Brussels, European Trade Union Institute, 2000.

Reinventing Ireland: From Sovereignty to Partnership
Jean Monnet Inaugural Lecture, University College Dublin, 29 April, 1999.

Partnership and Policy-making
with Damian Thomas, 1998

Ireland’s Economic Transformation: Industrial policy, European integration and social partnership
Working paper No. 2, University of Pittsburgh, Centre for West European Studies, December, 1998.

Post-Porter: Exploring Policy for the Irish Context ‘Sustaining Competitive Advantage’
in Sustaining Competitive Advantage: Proceedings of the NESC Seminar, Dublin: National Economic and Social Council, 1998.

Ireland’s Experiment in Social Partnership, 1987-96
with Colm O’Reardon, in Giuseppe Fajertag and Phillipe Pochet (eds.) Social Pacts in Europe, Brussels, European Trade Union Institute, 1997.

Porter’s Diamond Model and the Analysis of Irish Competitiveness
Competitiveness’ with Larry O’Connell, Business Research Programme, Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin, September, 1997.

The Relevance of the European Union and European Integration to the World Trade Regime
with A. Murphy, International Journal, Summer 1994. Special Issue, The World Trade Regime, 536-67, 1994.

The European Business Environment
with N. Nugent, London: Macmillan Press, 1994.

Ireland: Shaping Factors
in A. Jacquemin and D. Wright, The European Challenges Post 1992: Shaping Factors, Shaping Actors. London: Edward Elgar, 1993.

Ireland and Europe: Challenges for a New Century
Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute, Policy Research Series No. 17, 1993.

Economics & Policy: Beyond Science & Ideology
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 24, No. 1 1992

EMU Allows Us to Play to our Strengths
Irish Times, Dublin: Institute of European Affairs, 1991.

Adam Smith's Theory of Value and Distribution
London: Macmillan Press, 1990.

The Role of Social Partnership
from Studies, Volume 90, No 357.

 

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