John Bradley joined the ESRI in 1981 and retired as Research Professor in 2006. His ESRI publications can be accessed on the ESRI website. He had previously worked at the Central Bank of Ireland. He is currently an international consultant in economic development and EU cohesion policy. He specialises mainly in the development barriers facing the post-Communist economies of CEE and acts as a consultant to government ministries in many of these countries as well as to the European Commission and the European Parliament. See http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/john-bradley/10/aa5/82a
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