Dr Charles Larkin 
Charles Larkin
Lecturer in Economics and Finance
Department
: Accounting, Economics and Finance
Room No: O2.41a
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 7177
Email Address: clarkin@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Dr. Charles J. Larkin is a Lecturer in Economics and Finance at Cardiff Metropolitian University. Dr. Larkin is a Research Associate at the University of Dublin, Trinity College School of Business in Ireland. Dr. Larkin has previously taught at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, National University of Ireland Maynooth and the ESC Toulouse School of Business in France. Dr. Larkin is also special adviser on economic policy matters to Sen. Sean D. Barrett, Seanad Éireann.  His main areas of policy advice are political economy, public policy and IMF bailouts. Dr. Larkin was awarded his Ph.D. in economics form the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 2008. His Ph.D. focused on the institutional and legal development of the International Monetary Fund.  Dr. Larkin's interest in the legal aspects and political effects of fiscal management has inspired two further themes in his research: on the history of economic thought and on the connections between educational policy and innovation-led growth. Drawing on all of these areas, Dr. Larkin has produced scholarly publications, won corporate funding (from the FBD Trust). Articles by Dr. Larkin have appeared in The Irish Times, The Sunday Tribune, The Sunday Business Post and Public Affairs Ireland.   In addition, he has been a regular commentator on RTÉ Pat Kenny, RTÉ's This Week, RTÉ Primetime, RTÉ Morning Ireland, TV3 Nightly News with Vincent Browne and Newstalk's Talking History on matters of the Irish economy, NAMA, the IMF and the future of the US dollar and the parallels between now and the Great Depression. In addition to these wider audiences, Dr. Larkin has presented his research to the Federal Reserve, the Dublin Economic Workshop Kenmare Policy Conference and several international economic and financial conferences. Dr. Larkin recently published an edited collection with Prof. Brian Lucey (TCD) and Constantin Gurdgiev (TCD) on the sovereign default process with special attention to Ireland. The book is entitled What if Ireland Defaults? and can be found here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Ireland-Defaults-Brian-Lucey/dp/1871305489