Centre for Economic History

Centre Director: Professor John Turner

Queen's University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH), an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen's University Belfast, was founded 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 a scholarly environment to facilitate research in business, economic, financial and social science history; establishing and maintaining closer ties between economic history researchers, both within Queen's Management School, and across the different schools of Queen's University Belfast; supporting new scholars and graduate students in their research activities; promoting graduate study in economic history and historical economics at Queen's University Belfast; and promoting a scholarly environment by having distinguished guest speakers and by establishing external links.


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