Sean Barrett

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Sean Barrett is a professor of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin, an advocate of privatisation of public assets and connected to Israeli/Neocon circles.


Barrett gained a doctorate from the National University of Ireland in 1973 and has been a member of the Economics Department at Trinity College since 1970. He served as a director of the Irish Tourist Board, 1984-9, and as a member of the Culliton Review of Industrial Policy (1992). He was both an advocate and analyst of airline deregulation in Ireland and the wider European market.[1]


He took part in the 2006 Herzliya Conference in Israel, being 'specially flown in from Ireland', according to Daniel Doron.[2] He spokeon 'The Miracle of Irish Economic Revival'[3] in a session on Investment to Spur Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty along with Prof. Stanley Fischer, Governor, Bank of Israel and Dr. Yacov Sheinin, CEO of Economic Models[4]


Member of the Brennan Commission on Financial Management and Control Systems in the Health Service, 2002/3 | Kenmare Economics Conference, Committee Member | Open Republic, Board member[5]



  1. TCD Department of Economics Sean Barrett, accessed 18 May 2009
  2. What our elites know, by Daniel Doron, Jerusalem Post, 15 February 2006.
  3. What our elites know, by Daniel Doron, Jerusalem Post, 15 February 2006.
  4. Executive Summary part 2, Herzliya Conference, accessed 16 May 2009.
  5. Open Republic Academic Board, accessed 1 September 2010