It is with great sadness that we report the passing of J. Peter Neary, Emeritus Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics. Peter was appointed to a Statutory Chair in Economics and a Professorial Fellowship of Merton College in 2006. Previously he was Professor of Political Economy at University College Dublin (1980-2006) and Lecturer in Economics at Trinity College Dublin (1978-1980). He completed his DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) in 1978.
Peter was an applied theorist with particular interest in international trade whose research contributions earned him an international reputation in his field and beyond. He was the greatest Irish economist since Gorman, or perhaps even Edgeworth; both of whom preceded him in Oxford. He received numerous honours and awards and his commitment to the economics profession included his service as President of the Irish Economic Association (1990-92), President of the European Economic Association (2002) and as President of the Royal Economic Society (2017-18).
Peter was an important figure in Oxford and made a huge contribution to the Department. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and his students, past and present.
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