The Department of Economics at Queen's Management School brings together expertise on fields including the economics of networks and institutions, cooperative and non-cooperative game theory, labour economics and social policy, development and population economics, and economic and business history.
We pride ourselves in delivering research-led teaching to both undergraduates and postgraduates, and our academic staff regularly consult with think tanks and policymaking institutions in the UK and Ireland.
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- Head of Department of Economics: Dr Heather Dickey
- BSc Economics / BSc Economics with Finance Programme Director: Dr Sonali Sen Gupta
- BSc Business Economics / BSc Economics and Accounting Programme Director: Dr Chirantan Ganguly
- MSc Economics Programme Director: Dr Anthony Ziegelmeyer
Our supportive research environment fosters meaningful engagement with the non-academic world and facilitates the pursuit of high-quality publications. Academic research from the Department of Economics has appeared in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Economic History Review.
An active community of doctoral students are exploring the world of economic theory, applied economics and econometrics in the Department of Economics. PhD students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups, and have access to the School's seminar series, which attracts leading global academics.
Tiarnán Heaney began his PhD in 2022, researching poverty and inequalities faced across different regions in Ireland following the post-famine period of 1872.
The research focus and strengths of the Department of Economics aligns with the School’s Centre for Health Research (CHARMS) and the Centre for Economic History (QUCEH) - interdisciplinary research centres which aim to promote research into issues relating to how health and wellbeing is connected to work, and how economic history affects the present day.
Academics from the Department of Economics have strong connections with, and roles within, The Northern Ireland Productivity Forum and the Economics Observatory.
The Centre for Economic History launched the Long Run Institute (LRI) in 2018 as a forum for business leaders, public policymakers and academic experts. It provides insights from the analysis of long-run experiences and trends to provide context and deepen understanding of the grand challenges facing businesses and government.
ECONOMICS AT QUEEN'S
The Department of Economics at Queen’s Management School consists of over 20 full-time academic staff members, conducting researching across the discipline of economics and allied social sciences.
More talk, less chalk: communicating economics in the modern classroom22 May 2023
Northern Ireland Productivity Dashboard 20229 November 2022
Pricing and electric vehicle charging equilibria
- Trivikram Dokka
- Jorge Bruno
- Sonali Sen Gupta
- Sakib Anwar
Northern Ireland’s Productivity Problem3 August 2022
Going Dutch: monetary policy in the Netherlands during the interwar gold standard, 1925–19361 August 2022
Economics Research Project Spotlight
The Good Friday Agreement was designed to bring an end to ‘the Troubles’. Professor John Turner, Dr David Jordan, and Dr Graham Brownlow found that, overall, evidence suggests a mixed picture for the extent to which Northern Ireland has benefited from a peace dividend - the economic boost that a nation receives from the cessation of conflict. It is clear that economic scars caused by political violence have not fully healed since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
Read more on the analysis of the peace dividend in the 25 years following the Good Friday Agreement.
The equality and efficiency of school choice allocation
In Northern Ireland, parents of children in their final year of primary school rank available secondary schools. Parental preferences are collected and pupils are allocated to schools by an algorithm. Recently, the number of dissatisfied parents has majorly increased. Dr Josue Ortega is undertaking a ground-breaking research project for Northern Ireland, creating a new fairer and more efficient algorithm.Read more
A major comparison for Covid-19 is the Spanish flu. Dr Chris Colvin studied the Spanish flu in early 1900s Ireland to look for similarities and differences. The research, published in the journal Economics and Human Biology, shows how pandemic mortality rates are sensitive to a country's demographic make-up.
Click here to read more about the pandemic research, published on RTÉ Brainstorm.