Books‎ > ‎All Books‎ > ‎

Local Dublin Global Dublin

Edited by: Dr. Deiric O'Broin & Prof. David Jacobson
This timely volume examines the state of public policy formulation in the Dublin city region and the implications for the key public policy processes and regional stakeholders of ongoing and potential changes in the region's economy and its relationship with other comparable city regions. The contributors offer elected representatives, policy makers, citizens and communities some considered advice that draws on past experience and the lessons learned from other countries. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the key public policy choices facing the Dublin city region, including spatial planning,local development, public infrastructure, higher education, innovation, labour market intervention and sourcing international investment. Its contributors include respected economists, geographers and political scientists presenting accessible and thought-provoking analyses, and outlining a framework for public policy formulation and implementation for an evolving city region in the context of the ongoing reconfiguration of global trade and financial networks.



Chapter 1: Introduction 

Deiric Ó Broin and David Jacobson


Chapter 2: Globalisation: Must the Irish Government Choose Between Irish Firms and MNE'S

David Jacobson

Chapter 3: The University, Innovation and Local Development

Declan Jordan and Eoin O’Leary


Chapter 4: Dublin Decisions on the Destination of Irelans's Outward Direct Investment

Patrick King and David Jacobson


Chapter 5: The Pharmaceutical Industry in the Dublin City Region

Chris van Egeraat and John O’Byrne


Chapter 6: Estimating the Impacts of Metro North

Edgar Morgenroth


Chapter 7: Metro North: A Locus for Economic Development

William Kelly   


Chapter 8: The City Region and the Need for New Spatial Concepts

Henk van der Kamp


Chapter 9: Dublin as a Polycentric City Region

Chris van Egeraat and Martin Sokol


Chapter 10: Governance Challanges in an Evolving City Region

Deiric Ó Broin





About the Contributing Authors:  

Prof. David Jacobson is Professor of Economics at Dublin City University.


Dr. Declan Jordon has substantial management and corporate experience, having worked as a manager, consulting with the leading Irish treasury and financial consulting firm in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and as Treasury Manager with Intel Ireland, before joining the Department of Economics in UCC.


William Kelly studied economics in UCD and worked in the ESRI in the early 1980s before joining NIHED, now DCU. His interests and lecturing have ranged across the Economics field and include some aspects of Finance. William set up the MBA at DCU and was the programme’s director for its first seven years.  He has also been director of the BBS degree and is currently Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in DCU Business School.


Patrick King is the Policy and Communications Manager at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.


Dr. Edgar Morgenroth is an Associate Research Professor and programme co-ordinator for research on transport and infrastructure at the ESRI


Deiric Ó Broin is Director of NorDubCo, a regional think tank based in Dublin City University, and a lecturer in regional development at the Dublin Institute of Technology. 


John O'Byrne is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His research interests and publications focus on the spatial configuration of production networks, and regional industrial networking and clustering, notably in the Irish biotechnology sector.


Dr. Eoin O'Leary  lectures in Economics at UCC. His research interests are regional development and innovation.


Dr. Martin Skol  is an economic geographer whose research focuses on social and spatial inequalities in the context of the ‘New Europe’. He is currently lecturing geography at University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary, University of London.


Dr. Chris van Egeraat is a research fellow at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), NUI Maynooth and lectures at the Department of Geography


Henk van der Kamp is the Head of School of Spatial Planning in Dublin Institute of Technology. He has over 27 years experience in professional planning practice in Ireland and has worked in Cork County Council, An Foras Forbartha, An Bord Pleanála, UCD and DIT.