J.W. O'Hagan is Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author or editor of numerous books, reports and articles on the economy of Ireland, and in recent years has specialised in the economics of culture in Europe. Carol Newman PhD is Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. She has written many articles and reports relating to education in Ireland and on the agricultural sector in Ireland and the EU. Her recent research is primarily in the microeconomics of development and she is involved in projects in South East Asia and Africa.