Research using the past to develop a new understanding of financial bubbles to influence current economic policy and investor decision-making, hoping to impact and inform independent investors, financial institutions, policymakers, and politicians.
Research Impact for REF2022
Research into the economic, social and political history of the island of Ireland has provided important new insights and reached hundreds of thousands of people, enhancing understanding, prompting public debate and enriching the media landscape.
Research on historical financial crises and how to prevent future crises has impacted policy-making, professional practice, training of staff at the Bank of England, and has reached tens of thousands of financial analysts.
Research has significantly influenced charity accounting, reporting and legislative frameworks in the UK and Republic of Ireland, playing a key role in framing reform of the UK’s mandatory accounting and reporting by charities.
Research has played a key role in shaping a transformation of the Irish credit union sector, guiding the introduction of a strengthened regulatory framework to promote financial stability and offering diversification opportunities for credit unions.
Research and engagement with policy makers across the UK and Ireland has led to the identification of industrial clusters across national borders and a change in policy to support innovation and business development.