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Cormac Ó Gráda

Cormac Ó Gráda (born 1945) is an Irish economist, a professor of economics at University College Dublin, and a prolific author of books and academic papers.[1]

As a historian of the economy his most quoted works are on the Irish famine of the late 1840s, and studies of fluctuations in the Irish population. Over 100 of his academic papers are available online.[2][3][4]

He is a member of the Cliometric Society, the Economic History Society, the European Historical Economics Society, the Irish Economic and Social History Society and the Royal Irish Academy. He is also a co-editor for the European Review of Economic History.[5]

He also contributes to the "Irish Economy" blogging website.[6] with comments on the Irish financial crisis. Earlier in 2008 he gave an open verdict on the future of the Celtic Tiger economy that was about to wind down.[7]


  • Black '47 and Beyond: the Great Irish Famine in History, Economy and Memory. Princeton: Princeton University Press 1999
  • Famine Demography: Evidence from the Past and the Present. : Oxford University Press 2002
  • Refiguring Ireland: Essays on Social and Economic History in Honour of Louis M. Cullen Dublin 2003 (co-authored with David Dickson)
  • Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: a Socioeconomic History Princeton UP, 2006
  • Ireland's Great Famine: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Dublin: UCD Press 2006
  • Famine: A Short History. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2009
  • Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2015

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