J. Peter Neary, in memoriam

Thursday, June 17, 2021

CEPR is very sad to announce the death of J. Peter Neary, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He was previously Professor of Economics at University College Dublin for over 25 years, and played a key role in transforming economic research in Ireland.

He was instrumental in the development of international trade research in Europe. He was one of the first researchers to be appointed a Research Fellow in 1983, and became the inaugural Director of CEPR’s International Trade Programme, serving as sole PD from 1983-85 and Co-Director between 1985-86. Between 1995 and 2001 he was a member of the Centre’s Scientific Advisory Committee. He was the author of 47 CEPR Discussion Papers, and co-edited one of the first CEPR books, Natural Resources and the Macroeconomy, published in 1986. In 2019 he recorded a CEPR podcast, What Would Ricardo Do? (https://voxeu.org/vox-talks/what-would-ricardo-do). He was a frequent attendee at ERWIT, CEPR’s International Trade Symposium.

Beyond his outstanding contribution to research in international trade and to economic research more generally, he was also a remarkable person, with enormous warmth and a great natural humour. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.