Department of Economics
8 Upper Campus Rd.
Medford, MA 02155-6722
Neubauer Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., University of Dublin, Trinity College
M.A., University College Dublin
B.Comm. (French), National University of Ireland, Galway
Political Economy, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Eoin McGuirk received his Ph.D. in Economics from Trinity College Dublin
and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
His research interests are in development and political economics, with a
particular focus on political violence and ethnic divisions. In his research,
he has examined how variation in world food prices can affect the type and
location of conflict events in Africa, and how US Members of Congress are more
likely to support conflict when they are sheltered from its costs. Much of his
research employs natural experiments in order to make causal inferences.
Prior to joining Tufts, he completed postdoctoral appointments at Brown University
and Yale University, while he has also spent time visiting the University of Gothenburg
and Trinity College Dublin.