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John Barry

Prof John Barry     @CllrJohnBarry

John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy at Queen's University, Belfast. He is a Green Party councillor on Ards and North Down Borough Council since 2014, and is a former co-chair of the party.

He was Acting Director of the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research at Queen's University Belfast and is currently Reader in Politics in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy and Assistant Director of the Institute for a Sustainable World.

He has written many books and academic articles on sustainable development, environmental policy and the economics of sustainability. He is co-editor of two academic journals, Environmental Politics and Ecopolitics Online.


The Economics last some fresh thinking on economics

John Barry 24/07/2010

John Barry: Have just received a review copy of The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Micro-economics by Rod Hill and Tony Myatt From a quick review it should be on all undergraduate economics courses in the spirit of pluralism in economic thinking. Some lovely quotes "The …

Green New Deal - The Neo-Classical Empire strikes back

John Barry 02/10/2009

John Barry: Over at Irish Economy, Richard Tol has attacked the Comhar Green New Deal report. What I particularly enjoyed about it and found …

Northern Ireland review of economic policy

John Barry 30/09/2009

John Barry: To balance the focus of this blogsite on political and economic developments in the Republic of Ireland - here's one about Northern …

Carbon taxes - not 'just another tax' according to Commission

John Barry 07/09/2009

John Barry: This post is a very quick ‘cut and paste’ pulling together some of the main carbon and environmental related aspects of today’s …

The Pro-Nuclear bias of the Irish Academy of Engineers review of Irish Energy Policy

John Barry 29/06/2009

John Barry: The Irish Academy of Engineers Review of Ireland's Energy in the Context of a Changing Economy has been discussed over on …

Guardian article on Green New Deal for Ireland

John Barry 15/06/2009

John Barry: Larry Elliott, the Guardian's Business editor, has just written this article 'Emerald Isle plots green revolution', outlining a possible …

Making the case for pluralism in economic thinking

John Barry 10/06/2009

John Barry: After writing a post asking Where's our 'Green' Whitaker?, I was reflecting on the relationship between the imperative for orthodox …

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