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William Hynes

Adjunct Professor of International Development


Senior Economist, Office of the Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Paris, France. William Hynes is a senior economist working on New Approaches to Economic Challenges in the Office of the Secretary General at the OECD. Between 2009 and 2014, he was a policy analyst in the Development Co-operation Directorate. Prior to this Hynes was an Economic Affairs Officer in the Office of the Deputy Director-General (2006) and the Trade and Finance Division (2007-08) at the World Trade Organisation.

He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and was a Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has lectured at Sciences Po, Wadham College, Oxford and Trinity College Dublin.

Publications: "Commodity market disintegration in the interwar period," (with David Jacks and Kevin O'Rourke) in European Review of Economic History 16(2), 2012: 119-143; "To what extent were economic factors important in the separation of the south of Ireland from the United Kingdom and what was the economic impact?" in Cambridge Journal of Economics (2014); "Economics of War" in Lucie Cerna and Jay Hwang, Global Challenges: Peace and War (2013).



  • Asia
  • United States


  • Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Globalization
  • International Economics
  • International Political Economy
  • International Trade Theory and Policy


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