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Dr Christopher Coyle
Queen’s Management School

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EURHISFIRM is funded by European Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020.

It strives to design a world-class research infrastructure to collect, merge, extract, collate, align and share detailed historical high-quality firm level data for Europe. To achieve this goal, it develops innovative tools and sparks the “big data” revolution in historical social sciences.

The project meets the need for a benchmark research infrastructure in Europe. It will operate the most comprehensive long-run economic and financial database in the world. The creation of a vibrant European community will support the development of revolutionary responsible innovation technology, which in turn will enable a scientifically reproducible, technically sound and socio-legally robust evidence-base for the stakeholders.


Dr Christopher Coyle is a Lecturer in Finance at Queen’s Management School and a Research Associate at Queen’s University Centre for Economic History. His research examines issues in financial market structure and development from a historical and long-run perspective. He has published in journals including the Journal of Economic History, Business History and the Journal of Financial Stability.

Dr Coyle is involved in the Eurhisfirm project, which aims at designing an internationally renowned research infrastructure to gather, merge, extract, collate, align and share data for Europe.

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