Dr Graham Brownlow
Lecturer in Economics, Associate Director of International Communications, Queen’s Management School, Co-Editor of Irish Economic and Social History
Queen's Business School
The relationship between economics and history: in particular how incentives have shaped past as well as contemporary businesses in Ireland.
We can think about my research programme as involving both general and specific elements. The specific aspect of my research programme involves creating an institutionally-rich interpretation of Irish economic and business history. In more general terms I am concerned with issues of methodology and application in producing economic history. I'm also concerned with how real world businesses use economics and react to economic conditions.
Another related area is applied institutional economics and the economic organization of violence. I'm also interested in the way economists persuade each other, teach students and talk to the public. Pedagogy and the more general public understanding of economics are thus of profound interest to me.
Areas of Expertise
Economic History, Business History, Topics in Contemporary Business Economics (e.g. Brexit, Regions and Devolution), Applied Institutional Economics, Economic Organisation of Violence, Communicating Economics (e.g. pedagogy and public understanding)
Radio (live and recorded)
- Interviewed by Frank Conway for the “Economic Rock star” podcast – a 45minute profile of my research, June 2016 entitled: “Graham Brownlow on Rent Seeking, Cliometrics and the Economics of DeLorean” http://www.economicrockstar.com/grahambrownlow/
- Interviewed for Episode 4 ‘Home Rule’ of History Now on NVTV. October 2018. Discussed my research on the economic organisation of paramilitarism and economic history. First transmitted October 22nd 2018, http://www.nvtv.co.uk/
- Interviewed about job losses at Bombardier in a piece in Irish Examiner by Eamon Quinn entitled ‘Bombardier Job Losses ‘Will Hit North Economy Hard’, November 22nd 2018. https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/bombardier-job-losses-will-hit-north-economy-hard-886981.html
- Interviewed about Cyril Lord carpets as part of Cyril Lord: Rise and Fall of the Carpet King’ documentary for Radio Ulster, first aired February 3rd and February 10th 2019. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47090554
- Interviewed for Episode 17 ‘Irish Economy’ of History Now on NVTV. February 2019. Discussed my research on the economics of violence and long-run development. First transmitted March 1st 2019, http://www.nvtv.co.uk/