The Economics Group 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.
Our supportive research environment fosters meaningful engagement with the non-academic world and facilitates the pursuit of high-quality publications.
Our research 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.
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.
ECONOMICS AT QUEEN'S
The Economics Group 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.
Queen’s Management School hosts an active community of doctoral students in Economics and related disciplines. Each student is supervised by at least two members of academic staff.
The research focus and strengths of the Economics Group align 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.
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.
- 3 August 2022
- Rob Gilles
- Lina Mallozzi
- Roberta Messalli
- Graziella Bertocchi
- Arcangelo Dimico
- Josue Ortega
- Erel Segal-Halevi
- 10 May 2022
Economics Research Project Spotlight
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 about “Improving Efficiency and Equality in School Choice”.
Smart home technologies are an emerging market, with many households installing voice-controlled appliances and smart security. Dr Sinong Ma conducted a nationally representative survey of UK consumer attitudes towards these new devices, finding that consumers have anxieties about the likelihood of a security incident.
Click here to read media coverage of Dr Ma’s research, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE and in the Belfast Telegraph.
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.