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Dr Don Walshe

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Don Walshe

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Economics

Economics
EC2.26
Aras Na Laoi
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

+353-21-4902068 don.walshe@ucc.ie

Biography

Don Walshe joined the Department of Economics, NUI Cork, in October 2007. Prior to returning to academia, he worked as investment manager in Setanta Asset Management (Canada Life) with responsibility for global asset allocation, interest rate, and foreign exchange strategy. In addition, he managed Setanta's global energy fund, a concentrated equity portfolio.

Since joining Goodbody Stockbrokers as Senior Economist in 1998, Don has gained broad and practical experience of international financial markets from both the sell-side and as a fund manager. He remains a registered stockbroker and has a strong research interest in international capital markets, in particular, the measurement of international risk premia. He graduated from NUI, Cork in 1996 with a MA. Economics and lectured Economics in the University of Limerick until 1998.

 

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the areas of macro-finance, financial regulation and financial crises. Specifically, I am interested in all aspects of the relationship between financial markets and the real economy. This research area has significant policy applications in the areas of financial regulation and systemic risk management. The current global financial crisis has generated renewed interest in this important area of research.

My research collaborations extend to both the public and private sector. I continue to collaborate with the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (CBFSAI) in conducting empirical analysis on newly collated financial data series. This work also involves colaberation with analysts from the European Central Bank (ECB).

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Affiliations

  • Member, Institute of Bankers in Ireland (/)
  • Member, Irish Economic Association (/)
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Modules

  • International Finance
  • International Finance
  • Economic Consulting
  • Economic Consulting
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation in Financial Economics
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Employment

  • Senior Consultant, Goodbody Economic Consultants (30-JUL-98 / 30-JUL-00)
  • Investment Manager, Setanta Asset Managment (Canada Life) (01-AUG-03 / 30-MAY-07)
  • Senior Economist, Goodbody Stockbrokers (01-AUG-00 / 30-JUL-03)
  • Lecturer in Economics, University College Cork (01-OCT-07 /)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Limerick (01-SEP-96 / 01-JUL-98)
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Teaching Interests

  • I am interested in creating a learning environment whereby students gain the courage to extend their perspective beyond grading and certification and explore their professional development potential.
  • Specifically, I focus on students' application of learning through writing, presenting, empirical research, team work and problem-solving. Constant reflection on how best to integrate professional practitioner experience with student learning is a key driver of my teaching innovations.
  • I am an avid user of technological teaching aids such as Blackboard and other Internet-based resources (e.g. Economics Blogs and Webex) and continue to adapt these innovations to my teaching. 
  • In the case of financial markets analysis, I have helped develop additional resources such as mock trading platforms and dedicated financial markets media etc., all of which help students to develop and apply their learning. 
  • I am an avid user of technological teaching aids such as Blackboard and other Internet-based resources and continue to adapt these innovations to my teaching.   
  • As the bulk of my teaching relates to final year and post-graduate students, I have a high degree of flexibility in developing the curriculum for these modules. While recognising that there are core concepts that need to be presented, these are supplemented with applied financial market understanding that I have gleaned as a stockbroker and investment manager.
  • I place particular emphasis on effective decision-making under uncertainty using a combination of classic theory and cutting edge application. Applying the writings of J.M.Keynes, Hyman P. Minsky, Nassim Taleb, and others to the recent financial crisis is a good example of this approach.
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2001 Devaluation Expectations and Fundamentals: Some New Evidence for Ireland 1979-1994
Don Walshe, Mary O'Donnell (2001) Devaluation Expectations and Fundamentals: Some New Evidence for Ireland 1979-1994. : The Economic and Social Review [Details]
2013 European Equity Pairs Trading: The Effect of Data Frequency on Risk and Return
Lucey Michael, Walshe Don (2013) European Equity Pairs Trading: The Effect of Data Frequency on Risk and Return. : Journal of Business Theory and Practice [Details]
2012 Deleveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery in Ireland
Don Walshe, Dermot O'Leary (2012) Deleveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery in Ireland. : The Economic and Social Review [Details]

Newspaper Publications

Year Publication
2008 Early intervention to crisis is best form of damage control
Kavanagh, E., O' Sullivan, N. and D. Walshe (2008) Early intervention to crisis is best form of damage control. [Details]
2008 Financial Crisis are not unprecedented
Ella Kavanagh, Niall O¿Sullivan, Don Walshe (2008) Financial Crisis are not unprecedented. : Newspaper Articles [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2000 The Impact of Retail Planning Guidelines on the Retail Sector
Goodbody Economic Consultants (2000) The Impact of Retail Planning Guidelines on the Retail Sector. [Details]
1999 Evaluation of the Local Urban and Rural Development Programme in Relation to the Long-term Unemployed
Goodbody Economic Consultants (1999) Evaluation of the Local Urban and Rural Development Programme in Relation to the Long-term Unemployed. [Details]
1999 Position Paper on the Future of the Horticultural Sector in Ireland
Goodbody Economic Consultants (1999) Position Paper on the Future of the Horticultural Sector in Ireland. [Details]
1999 Review of Taxi Fares
Goodbody Economic Consultants (1999) Review of Taxi Fares. [Details]
1998 A Report on the Skills Status of the Long-term Unemployed in West Limerick
Don Walshe (1998) A Report on the Skills Status of the Long-term Unemployed in West Limerick. [Details]
1998 A Study of Road Pricing in Dublin
Goodbody Economic Consultants; Trinity College dublin; Oscar Faber Ltd.; Universiity of Newcastle Upon Tyne (1998) A Study of Road Pricing in Dublin. [Details]
1998 Study of the Environmental Implications of Irish Transport Growth and Related Sustainable Policies and Measures
Goodbody Economic Consultants; Ecotec Ltd;Oscar Faber Ltd; ESRI (1998) Study of the Environmental Implications of Irish Transport Growth and Related Sustainable Policies and Measures. [Details]
1998 The Economics of Childcare
Goodbody Economic Consultants; Trinity College Dublin (1998) The Economics of Childcare. [Details]
1998 The Future of New Car Demand in Ireland
Goodbody Economic Consultants (1998) The Future of New Car Demand in Ireland. [Details]
2000 Multi-criteria Evaluation of Dublin Transportation Strategy 2000-2016
Goodbody Economic Consultants (2000) Multi-criteria Evaluation of Dublin Transportation Strategy 2000-2016. [Details]
2000 An Evaluation of Limerick Territorial Employment Pact
Goodbody Economic Consultants (2000) An Evaluation of Limerick Territorial Employment Pact. [Details]
2000 Clones Town Regeneration Strategy
Goodbody Economic Consultants; Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (2000) Clones Town Regeneration Strategy. [Details]
2000 Fermoy Economic and Planning Strategy
Goodbody Economic Consultants; Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (2000) Fermoy Economic and Planning Strategy. [Details]
1998 Public Private Partnerships
Goodbody Economic Consultants; Farrell Grant Sparks Ltd (1998) Public Private Partnerships. [Details]
1998 Study on Linkages between the Community Development Programme and the Local Urban & Rural Development Programme
Goodbody Economic Consultants (1998) Study on Linkages between the Community Development Programme and the Local Urban & Rural Development Programme. [Details]
1999 Tipperary Land Use and Economic Regeneration Strategy
Goodbody Economic Consultants; Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (1999) Tipperary Land Use and Economic Regeneration Strategy. [Details]

Other

Year Publication
2012 Deleveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery in Ireland
Walshe, D,O'Leary, D (2012) Deleveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery in Ireland. : Other [Details]

Thesis / Dissertation

Year Publication
1996 Devaluation Risk in the ERM, as determined by Fundamentals: Evidence from Ireland, Denmark, and Portugal
Don Walshe (1996) Devaluation Risk in the ERM, as determined by Fundamentals: Evidence from Ireland, Denmark, and Portugal. : Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
1997 Unknown type other_wp
Don Walshe (1997) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2011 De-leveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Don Walshe; Dermot O'Leary (2011) De-leveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2001 Levers and Valves: The Irish Economic Experiment. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Don Walshe; Dr. Colin Hunt (2001) Levers and Valves: The Irish Economic Experiment. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2011 De-leveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]
Don Walshe; Dermot O Leary (2011) De-leveraging, Banks and Economic Recovery. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures]. [Details]
2011 Financial Shocks in a Large VAR. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Don Walshe (2011) Financial Shocks in a Large VAR. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2011 Financial Shocks in a Large VAR. [Other]
Don Walshe (2011) Financial Shocks in a Large VAR. [Other]. [Details]
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