Centre for Economic History
Centre Directors: Professor John Turner & Dr Chris Colvin
Queen's University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH), an interdisciplinary research centre co-directed by Chris Colvin and John Turner and based at Queen's University Belfast, was founded in 2012 to address the growing concern that there is a lack of respect for the past in economics teaching and research today. At Queen's, we think that it is only by regaining this healthy respect that economists can fully understand the present.
Hosted by Queen's Management School, the centre brings together faculty and graduate students working on the economic study of the past from across the university and elsewhere. QUCEH members include business, economic, financial and social science historians who are specialists on the history of Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America. QUCEH's mission is to support its members by coordinating research projects, providing a forum for interdisciplinary discussion, hosting regular research seminars and workshops with invited speakers, and providing graduate training to the next generation of economic historians and historical economists.
The Centre’s objectives include: building an international scholarly network to facilitate research and knowledge transfer in business, economic, financial and social science history; establishing and maintaining closer ties between economic history researchers within Queen’s Management School, between the different schools of Queen’s, and with others across national and international institutions; promoting undergraduate and postgraduate study in economic history at Queen’s; supporting graduate students and Early Career Researchers in their research activities; and communicating research conducted through QUCEH, and economic history research in general, to relevant stakeholders, including academics, policymakers, industry leaders, and the general public.