Michael King is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. Michael’s research interests focus on banking and household finance in developing countries, development policy, in particular policy coherence for development and impact measurement, and national competitiveness. Between 2007 and 2012, Michael held the position of Senior Research Officer at the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin.
He has previously worked as an economist with Forfás and the National Competitiveness Council in Dublin and is the founder and former Chief Executive Officer (2001-2004) of Dublin based international development agency Suas Educational Development.
Michael holds a Masters in economics and international development (MPAID) from Harvard University and a BA and PhD in economics from Trinity College Dublin. Before joining Trinity full-time Michael was awarded the O’Reilly Foundation Scholarship (2003), the Fulbright Scholarship (2004) and the John F Kennedy Scholarship (2004).