Finbarr Livesey was Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, and worked with multinational companies and governments alike on those issues. His background spanned physics, computer science, economics and policy in Ireland, the UK and the United States. His book, From Global to Local: The Making of Things and the End of Globalisation, was published by Pantheon in the US and Profile in the UK in 2017. (‘Livesey’s fine book will help us understand and anticipate the changing dynamic of global economic interdependence’ – Jeffrey Sachs). Finbarr died peacefully in September 2019.