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Dr Fernihough is an economic historian with research interests in demography, economic growth, and applied econometrics.

His own published research addresses issues in population and development across Europe. He has researched population and development in Ireland, Britain, and Italy. His research has also focused on interwar trade policy.

His goal as a PhD supervisor is to help his students graduate with a collection of interesting papers that have the potential to be published in peer-reviewed journals.

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Dr Fernihough believes that research in economic history can be advanced with better data and methods.  In particular, he sees a lot of opportunities in;

  • the digitization of historical documents and maps, and analyzing these data with cutting edge econometrics methods.
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Research students

PhD title: Natural Resource Abundance, Economic Growth and Human Capital in the Oil-Producing Countries: Taking Saudi Arabia as an individual Case

Name: Najla Tharman Almutairi

Years of Study: 2013 - present
Country: Saudi Arabia



Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Stuart Henderson

PhD title: Historical Reflections on Religion, Finance and Economic Development

Years of Study: 2013 -2017
Country: Republic of Ireland
Current position: Lecturer in Economics & Finance, Dublin Institute of Technology


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